Energy observer is the first energy self sufficient boat and another contribution in the fight for reducing the global dependence on fossil fuels with zero greenhouse gas or fine particle emissions.
As its name implies, it is also serving for starting a conversation about the ways and various methods of energy use involved with the cruise ships. Through this technology, one fact has been cleared that luxury and environmental sustainability exist in the same industry due to its energy coupling.
It can produce the solar energy through its 3 different types of solar panels spread over a particular surface area. In addition to this, it can also generate wind power through the use of 2 vertical axis wind turbines along with one smart traction line.
Hydrogen is the most abundant chemical element on the earth which is now can be produced or stored through this new technology. Energy Observer is very efficient in generating electricity on board by using hydrogen extracted from the sea water and renewable energy sources.
In addition to this, it is equipped with 2 electric engines which can be converted into the hydrogen generators. It has floats which act as technical rooms and integrate the entire hydrogen production line. Through its onboard system, it allows sea water to be collected.
Once it is purified, the water molecules are decomposed for obtaining hydrogen. This process does not generate green house gases and particular matter. The efficiency and performance of the hydrogen chain in the hostile marine atmosphere would validate its application and development for other large scale applications.