Power Systems & Fuels
The yachts of the future and the new power systems.
In the context of green yachts, power systems and fuels refer to the methods and technologies used to generate the energy required to power the vessel. One example of a power system commonly used on green yachts is solar power. Photovoltaic (PV) panels can be installed on the deck or superstructure of the yacht to convert sunlight into electricity. Another example is wind power, where wind turbines are mounted on the yacht to generate electricity.
Another popular power system on green yachts is hybrid power, which combines two or more sources of energy, such as solar and wind power or solar and diesel generators. Hybrid systems can provide more reliable and efficient power, as they can switch between sources depending on the available conditions.
For fuel, the most widely used alternative is electric power where the energy storage system like batteries or hydrogen fuel cells are used. This allows for the use of clean, renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind power, to be stored and used as needed, instead of relying on fossil fuels like diesel or petrol. These yachts are quieter and less polluting compare to fossil-fueled counterparts. Additionally, the use of electric motors and propulsion systems can significantly reduce the yachts’ emissions and noise.
Yachts currently sail and meet the energy needs on board through the use of fossil fuels, mainly diesel fuel. Lately many yachts are introducing hybrid propulsion solutions (diesel – electric), but fossil fuel is not the only possible solution; hydrogen , DME and vegetable/bio fuels are a real possibility, the future is already available.
Our team, supported by international experts in the sector, proposes alternative low-emission power systems to be used onboard new yachts or converting existing marine diesel engines.