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Between the 16th and 21st centuries Bajoran lightships used solar sails as their primary means of propulsion. Inspired by these ships, Benjamin Sisko built a lightship, the Baraka, in which he took his son as a companion during a flight. (DS9 episodes: "Explorers", "Accession")
In 2364, Wesley Crusher suggested using a solar sail to escape from an alien creature without attracting its attention, but William T. Riker said that method would be too slow. (TNG novel: Ghost Ship)