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Full Sail Ahead – A New Take on Offshore Wind Power

  If you’re glad you kept your collection of 1980’s ski suits only to find that neon is the new black then you’ll be blown away by SkySails, a German based company producing wind powered propulsion for boats over 100 feet in length.  Operating on principals similar to kite boarding, this system utilizes a high altitude “tow kite” to generate power for the vessel. Boasting up to a 35% reduction in fuel consumption in ideal conditions, these power generation systems […]