Shipping with Solar Power
Shipping with solar power is a simple concept in both design and engineering. The idea is to deploy a solar sail that could be unraveled over the top layer of shipping containers to generate energy to spin the propeller of the massive ship. The ballast of the ship would be lined with waterproof batteries for powering through the night and those cloudy patches. A smaller cleaner biodiesel engine will replace the an existing dirty engine to act as a rarely used backup. It’s like a Prius but a lot bigger!