Solar Panel in Sail R&D Collaboration

Press Release
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Design Concept Aquarius: Image credit EMP

Eco Marine Power (EMP) to collaborate with Solbian Energie Alternative Srl of Italy to develop marine solar power applications.

Initially this co-operation will be centred around lab testing activities in Osaka, Japan, with the focus being on incorporating Solbian's technology into EMP's EnergySail – a configurable rigid sail that is able to tap into the power of the wind & sun. However it is planned to expand the range of testing later this year to also include sea trials & apply Solbian technology to other projects such as the AquariusUSV and Aquarius Eco Ship.

The Solbian product, in its various versions, is a light, flexible and impact resistant PV module, which can even be walked upon. Lightness and flexibility make Solbian modules particularly suited to marine and sustainable mobility applications
The use of lightweight polymer films instead of traditional glass allows new applications for the proven technology of crystalline silicon cells. The careful choice of materials and their thickness creates the right balance between protection of thin photovoltaic cells and the creation of a flexible and light case.

The polymers used are also characterized by high resistance to weathering, enabling certification according to IEC 61215 and 61730, a guarantee of long life even under the most extreme conditions, such as on racing yachts where the Solbian technology was applied for the first time. Solbian Energie Alternative has also been certified to comply ISO 9001:2008, OHSAS 18001 & ISO 14001 -a new step in quality control.

This collaboration between Solbian and Eco Marine Power will help drive the adoption of renewable energy technologies across the shipping sector. This will also lead to development of further innovative solutions for marine applications in the years ahead which will help reduce noxious gas emissions from ships and vessels of all types in addition to reducing fuels costs.

 


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