The Ark Angel features the only compound engines other than the Curtiss Wright Cyclone to ever go into production, the Daimler Bluetec Turbo Compound DD 16.
Employing the Daimler EPA ‘on road’ turbo compound engines, the solar hybrid Ark Angel LSV delivers ‘the cleanest marine propulsion system in the world.’
At 28 knots, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are reduced by 50%. At 18 knots by up to 75% and at 14 knots by up to 85%.
Richard Sauter head of design said “I consider the Ark Angel the Champion of Green Power, not because she can do 28 knots and cruise for up to 5,000 nautical miles Carbon Neutral, but because in leading the campaign for responsible yachting, she is challenging all comers.
The currently available Emax technology present in the Solar Hybrid Ark Angel LSV:
– SUNPOWER Exoskeleton solar cell deployment rated at 100kw
– MDR (Motion Damping Regeneration) rated at up to 100kw.
– Auxiliary SkySail rated at 3 to 400kws with power sailing regeneration
– Plug-in Lithium UPS rated at 3,000Kwh
– Daimler Turbo Compound DD16 diesel electric power generation rated at 1,600kw
– Azimuth wing pod counter rotating CLT high torque electric propulsion systems.
– Advanced wave piercing Hi-speed displacement hull design
– Advanced aerodynamic PV deck spoilers and radar tower canopies
– Energy efficient equipment, AC & refrigeration with waste heat recovery
– Computerized energy management, maintenance & guidance.
The 78 meter Ark Angel LSV harnesses energy from 4 renewable sources; MDR, solar cells, winds and currents, which combined with plug-in power sources charge a Lithium ion storage system that runs all of her 5 star hotel services day and night.
This same 3,000kwh Lithium UPS allows the Ark Angel LSV to achieve her maximum speed, or to navigate harbors and inland waterways with zero emissions
As a Certified Carbon Offset Project the Ark Angel LSV should save on average 4,000 tons of CO2 per year. Plugged in she is capable of generating 450Mwh’s of electricity. When combined with power sailing SkySail, enough energy to offset up to 5,000 nautical miles of cruising every year.