The Oasis of the Seas gets it share of solar power
The worlds largest cruise ship, the Oasis of the Seas now goes green with the fitting of 21,000 square feet of solar thin film by a Miami cruise line operator. Costing a whopping $750,000, the solar panelswill help power up the ship and satisfy a few of its energy needs making it a bit more efficient and environment friendly and decreasing its emissions by a small amount in the sea during cruises. The work on the mega ship was carried out by BAM Solar Power, a solar energy firm form Jacksonville, Florida. The energy collected using these thin film solar panels will be used to light up the ships promenade and central parking areas.
However the cost of these fittings may turn the company’s face sour, since it does not cause any significant changes in the powering up of the ship. Is this move taken by Royal Caribbean, the second largest cruise company in the world, a waste of financial resources? Well, we need to go on a cruise to prove that!