The American battery manufacturer 'International Battery' has been working with 'Electric Marine Propulsion' to develop the world's largest hybrid electric sailboat known affectionately as 'Tang.'
The sailboat departed on its maiden voyage off the coast of South Africa last month and is undergoing tests for its efficiency. The 60-foot 'Tang' catamaran cleverly harnesses open winds for energy, storing it in its on-board lithium-ion batteries.
Implications - As more harm is done to the Earth every day, green innovations are becoming more popular. Products that refrain from harming natural elements will generate more interest from the public than ones that do. Corporations could invest more time and money in developing these items that benefit rather than harm the planet when trying to grow their revenue.
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The 'Tang' Catamaran Harnesses Wind for Electricity and Propulsion
- By: manzilOct 6, 2010 Updated: Jun 7 2011