Objective:A sea-going motor ship that runs exclusively on renewable (regenerative) sources of energy available on the ocean, i.e. a “zero-emission ship”.
Development task:1. Utilisation of all sources of energy available on the ocean (i.e. sun, wind and waves) in as many ways as possible and additionally time as a source of energy, i.e. in the form of operating phases during which more energy is produced than consumed. The latter presupposes a technique for storing energy.
Coordination of the various energy sources with one
another by means of compromises, if necessary, or in the
ideal case by achieving a synergy in which the various
systems mutually support one another.
Development method:1. Examination of existing developments: energy converters that transform the energy found in the sun, wind and waves into a utilisable form; methods of storing energy; and suitable ship designs.
2. Critical evaluation of existing technologies in the endeavour to improve on these.
3. Thought toward developing a new design.
This process can probably never be terminated; above all it demands continuous
in professional discussions and consultation with other
individuals and institutions. Development
efforts to date and what is planned next
are described on own pages. In the end, all of this
requires funding, and the possibilities for this are found
on the page entitled “Financing”.
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