This article from Clean Technica explains how German wind turbine manufacturer Enercon pulled an old technology out of the vaults to make it cheaper and cleaner shipping their turbine blades. But they don’t use sails or kites: they use giant “Flettner rotors” which apply the Magnus effect to generate motion.
E-Ship 1 — 21st-Century Sailing (via Clean Technica)
When Wind Turbine Engineers Face Shipping Problems Engineers are a practical thinking bunch. When they encounter a problem, they think of it as a challenge that has to be solved by utilizing the mighty forces of applied science. The engineers that make up the management of the leading German wind…
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