Published on Thursday, 12 May 2011 05:07
Eco Marine Power, a Japan-based company that develops solar, wind and electric marine power and propulsion systems, will launch its Tonbo Hybrid Marine Power solar-electric vessel next year. Tonbo, which means dragonfly in Japanese, has its 140 watt-solar modules mounted on the vessel on a wing-like manner. It will also feature lithium batteries that can be fully charged within two to four hours. These batteries, which can be charged by the solar modules, will enable the vessel to run on an all-electric mode.