Flagship car carrier goes green with huge top-deck solar energy system
More than 900 solar panels have been installed on the top deck of a new Japanese car carrier which can lay claim to be one of the world’s most environmentally-friendly seafaring transport vessels.
Drive Green Highway, which can carry up to 7,500 vehicles, was launched from Nagasu Port in Kumamoto, southern Japan, earlier this month. This awesome vessel integrates many of the maritime industry’s most advanced eco-compliant, energy-saving technologies and design improvements to minimise its impact on the environment.
Eco-inspired innovations range from greenhouse gas suppression systems in the ship’s engines to the vast array of solar panels which will generate enough clean energy to provide power for all LED lighting on the vessel’s car decks. The panels, developed by ecological solar energy solutions provider Solar Frontier, have an electricity-generating capacity of up to 150 kilowatts, more than any…
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