Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Cargo Kiting

Are we going back to the Great Age of sailing?
Wind power may well become the future of sea transportation -- again. Another of Inhabitat's great eco-friendly finds, this cargo ship set sail from Germany to Venezuela last week using a kyte-sail that will help reduce fuel consumption by 10% to 35% depending on wind conditions. More info via Inhabitat.
[edit 02/14/08: Shipping's Climate Impact on Treehugger.com]
photo via Inhabitat