Boundary defying use of renewable technology
Ecoship will be fitted with 8 retractable sails expected to produce an average of 10% of the necessary propulsion power. The maximum efficiency of the sails under optimal sailing conditions will be of 20%.
6,000 m2 of solar panels effective at any one time provide about 750 kw capacity for lighting.
Large areas of the ship in direct sunlight will be covered with solar panels. These include passenger balcony railings; the upper top deck as well as the vessel’s sails. The sails will be also covered with photovoltaic panels. Ecoship’s target for solar energy is 100% of the lighting electricity needs of the passenger cabins and exterior public areas.