Skysails in action…

Some of you perhaps remember my article on Skysails, a towing kite for cargo shipping that enables to cut oil consumption by 10 to 35 percent.

Well, the company released a video on Youtube that gives further explanations on this system, and the least I can say is that I find it totally great.

I personally can’t wait to see more of these in harbors worldwide as maritime freight is quite a large oil consumer. To see the video please,


And you, what do you think about this system ? Do you think it will become mainstream or remain a gizmo that is not as effective as proclaimed ?


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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