Berge Bulk begins solar power pilot
Berge Bulk tests solar power onboard one of its vessels
Shipping line Berge Bulk has launched a pilot test on its vessel, Berge K2, to trial the maritime application of solar technology:
"We recently launched a pilot test on our vessel, Berge K2, to trial the maritime application of solar technology.
This test installation produces ~100 kilowatts of electrical power, which is fed into the main electrical grid on the ship to supplement the ship's diesel alternators.
Through the test, we are observing and assessing how the panels withstand the stresses while at sea and during in-port cargo operations.
Following this pilot, we will then evolve the trial to a 1,000 kilowatts installation."