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Tonbo Solar Hybrid Ferry Specifications

Low Emission Water Transport Solution for Green Cities

The Tonbo solar hybrid ferry is a cutting-edge low emission passenger ferry being developed by Eco Marine Power.

tonbo_solar_hybrid_ferry_web1The Tonbo is being designed to take advantage of the latest advances in hybrid marine power, energy storage and solar module technologies in addition to using unique design concepts developed by Eco Marine Power.

Tonbo means dragonfly in Japanese and the name was chosen because it reflects the wing-like manner by which the solar modules are mounted on the vessel and the resemblance the front area of the vessel has to the eyes of the insect.

The overall design will allow the vessel to be configured for a variety of applications and also enable the solar-electric hybrid power system to be applied to various types of ferries, work boats and other vessels. The movable solar panel array will allow the vessel to move under low bridges and also be configured so that they can take full advantage of the available solar energy.

The Tonbo will use electric motors to provide propulsion with the on-board electricity being provided via a system of generators, batteries and solar modules. An on-board rapid charging system will enable Tonbo to rapidly recharge it's batteries when alongside even for relatively short periods in addition to them being charged as needed via the solar modules and generator. The vessel will also be equiped with a sophisticated Battery Management System (BMS) from Corvus Energy of Canada.

Tonbo Solar-Electric Hybrid Ferry - Preliminary Specifications

 

Length 30 metres Cruising Speed 12-14 knots
Beam 8 metres Solar Marine grade flexible panels
Draft 2 metres Energy Storage 6.5kW Lithium modules
Height 4 metres Propulsion Solar-electric hybrid marine system
Passengers 200-250 Systems Aquarius MAS & BMS
Vessel Type Monohull Construction Aluminium

 

Other Features:

  • Observation deck.
  • Rapid battery re-charging technology.
  • Eco-mode (all electric operation) function.

 

Concept by Greg Atkinson. Eco Marine Power. All rights reserved.

 
         
 

 
 
 
 
 
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