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Monday, February 28, 2011

News: We just might get a peek at NASA's solar sail

msnbc.com has an article mentioning: "... launches navigation system satellite related Advertise AdChoices NASA / MSFC This NASA map shows the anticipated flight path of the NanoSail-D solar sail. The solar sail satellite should be visible to much of the U.S. and southern Canada, weather permitting, through March 7. By Joe Rao Space.com updated ..."

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News: A recap of last week's solar industry news

Clean Energy Authority has an article mentioning: "... In fact, it's continuing to innovate. Last week American Clean Energy and Envision Solar introduced a new solar carport, the Solar Tracking Tree and a new leasing option. The companies are eyeing urban parking lots as potential solar-powered electric-car charging ..."

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News: KOLD News 13Catch Solar Sail

KOLD-TV has an article mentioning: "... Solar Sail in the night sky - KOLD News 13 #menu86 UL, #menu86 .wnHorizontal { background-color: #DADFF5; font-family: Verdana; font-size: 11px; font-weight: ..."

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

News: Solar Sails To Power International Shipping

Energy Matters has an article mentioning: "... in 2010.  > By using the latest modern solar energy technology combined with a sophisticated onboard computer system, several rows of solar sails would be installed on a large vessel such as an oil tanker or bulk carrier. The solar sails could then be positioned to best take advantage of ..."

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

News: High Gas Prices Prompt a Renewed Interest in Solar-Powered Cars

Yahoo! News has an article mentioning: "... Start here Solar-powered cars may be appearing at a dealership near you in the not so distant future. The vehicles run on the sun's energy and have demonstrated at races held ..."

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News: Planetsolar Unveils World's Largest Solar Boat

TTKN News has an article mentioning: "... 26 February 2011 3 No Comment KIEL, Germany, ? At the HDW Shipyard, PlanetSolar unveiled the world?s largest solar boat, which will be powered exclusively by high-efficiency solar cells from SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB), a manufacturer of high-efficiency solar ..."

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News: Eco Marine Power Developing Solar Sails to Power Ships

Inhabitat has an article mentioning: "... Marine Power Developing Solar Sails For Ships | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World .wp-polls .pollbar { margin: 1px; font-size: 6px; line-height: 8px; height: 8px; ..."

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

News: Solar Boat Company Drifts Into New York

EarthTechling has an article mentioning: "... firm Tamarack Lake Electric Boat Company announced earlier this month their plans to relocate production and general operations of their solar-powered boat, dubbed the Loon, from Ontario to Rome, New York. President of the zero-emissions firm, Montgomery Gisborne, stopped in Rome, NY as part of a ..."

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

News: PlanetSolar Aims for Guinness Record for Solar Vehicle

EV World has an article mentioning: "... LITE EV NEV 3-WHEEL BATTERY EV PHEV HYBRIDS FUEL CELL #advertblock120 { width:120px; padding-left:20px; } 22 Feb 2011 HEADLINE Turanor Planet Solar boat now traveled more than 9,900 nautical miles. SYNOPSIS: Solar-powered multi-hull boat has now traveled more than 9,900 nautical miles, surpassing ..."

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News: Nigeria-Solar powered car

Afrique en Ligue has an article mentioning: "... News Africa news Solar powered car-Nigeria - Some students of St Louis secondary, Bompai, Kano yesterday, expressed their desires to invent solar powered car and mobile phone in the ..."

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Monday, February 21, 2011

News: Column: The wondrous world of science

DAWN.com has an article mentioning: "... Who knows, if this works, we may have the dinosaurs roaming over our planet once again. > First solar sailâ€"in space > Solar sails, also known as ‘light sails', are being developed to propel spacecraft using the pressure of radiation from stars or ..."

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News: Turanor PlanetSolar sails on to break previous solar-electric vehicle records

Clean Energy Authority has an article mentioning: "... lar boat breaks distance record : Solar Energy - Clean Energy Authority Home About Us Contact Us Solar Energy Resources Latest Solar News Viewpoint Solar ..."

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News: Toyota to sell home electric-car chargers in 2012

CNET has an article mentioning: "... Like this Reply to this comment by icedemo February 20, 2011 7:38 PM PST Hmmm... has anyone invented solar powered car yet? Like this Reply to this comment by streamline35 February 20, 2011 11:09 PM PST Solar power is converted to electricity. Your car will be solar ..."

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News: Nigeria: Students to Invent Solar Powered Car

AllAfrica.com has an article mentioning: "... Leadership (Abuja) Nigeria Students to Invent Solar Powered Car, Mobile Phone 20 February 2011 Email Print Comment Share: Some students of St Louis secondary, Bompai, Kano yesterday, expressed their desires to ..."

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

News: South Jersey Skies: Sailing through space

Gloucester County Times - NJ.com has an article mentioning: "... There's a new way to travel around our solar system: solar sailing. The usual way to move through space is with rocket motors. A space probe headed for Mars, starting from Earth orbit, burns nearly all its heavy ..."

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

News: FIRST ZERO EMISSIONS RACE INCLUDES GIB IN WORLD TOUR

Gibraltar Chronicle has an article mentioning: "... from Switzerland and Australia, and support team, co-ordinator Louis Palmer who was the first person to circum-navigate the world in a solar-powered vehicle, and Sustainability Manager Juliana Priskin, pictured in front of the City Hall with Mayor Tony Lombard. Mayor Tony Lombard yesterday welcomed members ..."

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Friday, February 11, 2011

News: Solar sail

PhysOrg.com has an article mentioning: "... We think the spacecraft could produce this kind of display from time to time when sunlight glints off the reflective fabric of its solar sail." Enlarge The reason for Iridium flares. Credit: SeeSat-L. On Jan. 21st, NanoSail-D unfurled a 10 m 2 sail 650 km above Earth's surface, becoming the ..."

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News: Japan to go fishingfor space debris

msnbc.com has an article mentioning: "... concepts include spacecraft that attach themselves to debris and then de-orbit it into Earth's atmosphere with the aid, for example, of a solar sail Funding and legal questions >Most of the concepts, at this point, are early in the planning stage, noted Weeden. Nothing has yet been flown and flight ..."

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News: Elsinore High School, Murrieta Mesa High School sponsored for 2011 Solar Cup

Southwest Riverside News Network has an article mentioning: "... The event runs May 13-15, and is the largest solar-powered boat program in the nation. By Yazmin Alvarez SWRNN Thursday, February 10, 2011 comment print page text size Two area high schools have been sponsored to ..."

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News: Japanese students' solar car wows Kubasaki high schoolers

Stars and Stripes has an article mentioning: "... 11, 2011. Matt Orr/Stars and Stripes Buy a print Abagail Crouson, a Kubasaki High School 10th-grader, carefully gets out of the solar powered vehicle after taking it for a quick spin around a closed circuit track at Kubasaki High School Friday morning. Matt Orr/Stars and Stripes Buy a print CAMP ..."

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

News: Ask a Scientist

Press & Sun-Bulletin has an article mentioning: "... Hybrid vehicles generally combine gasoline and some other form of energy, most commonly electricity. The solar-powered car is still in the research stages and it will need a few years until it?s cost-competitive with other sources of energy. Even today, we can see some ..."

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News: LightSail-1 on NASA Short List for Upcoming Launch

The Planetary Society has an article mentioning: "... Asteroids - The Potential Threat Carl Sagan Fund for the Future Catalog of Exoplanets FINDS Exo-Earths LIFE Experiment: Phobos LightSail - Solar Sailing Mars Climate Sounder Team Website Messages from Earth Microrovers Mirror Bees: Planetary Defense Observing Earth Pioneer Anomaly Planetary ..."

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

News: Japan to go fishing for space debris

msnbc.com has an article mentioning: "... concepts include spacecraft that attach themselves to debris and then de-orbit it into Earth's atmosphere with the aid, for example, of a solar sail Funding and legal questions >Most of the concepts, at this point, are early in the planning stage, noted Weeden. Nothing has yet been flown and flight ..."

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News: Topspeed Hall of Fame: World's Fastest Solar-Powered Vehicle

Top Speed has an article mentioning: "... Over the past few years, numerous people have built solar-powered cars with the intention of setting the land-speed record for such a vehicle. Entering the year, the world record for the fastest solar-powered car ..."

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News: Solar-powered crafts set sail in space

SmartPlanet.com has an article mentioning: "... Closer to home, NASA?s NanoSail-D is now circling Earth at a low orbit. Much of the buzz surrounding the solar sails is that the technology may one day lead to vessels with limitless power to explore deep space. The Christian Science Monitor reports: It may lack the ..."

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News: Shining light on asteroid deflection

PhysOrg.com has an article mentioning: "... The team theorized that a solar collector (SC), which is a two-sail solar sail configured to perform as a concentrator of sunlight, could do the trick. Constructed of sheets of reflective metal less than one-tenth the thickness ..."

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News: 8 Jules Verne Inventions That Came True (Pictures)

National Geographic has an article mentioning: "... See a picture of the Jules Verne spacecraft brilliantly disintegrating as it enters Earth's atmosphere.) Published February 8, 2011 Solar Sails Illustration courtesy NASA In his 1865 science fiction classic, From the Earth to the Moon, Jules Verne speculated about light-propelled spacecraft. ..."

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News: Tamarack Lake Electric Boat Co. moving to Rome

Utica Observer Dispatch has an article mentioning: "... Company President Monte Gisborne said plans include building 100 solar-powered boats within the next 12 months and expanding well-beyond its current three-person employee base. ?I believe we?re an ambitious company, and we?re a lot ..."

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

News: NASA Solar Sail

Space.com has an article mentioning: "... NASA View full size image A tiny NASA satellite has unfurled a solar sail high above Earth and eagle-eyed skywatchers are hoping to spot the shiny spacecraft from the ground. NASA confirmed on Friday (Jan. 21) that its ..."

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News: Radio Modules Integrated into Solar Car

Product Design & Development has an article mentioning: "... This October, they will take part in the Global Green Challenge - a grueling 3000km race for solar-powered vehicles across Australia, from Darwin to Adelaide. The innovative, power-efficient wireless technology of London-based Radiometrix is helping British ..."

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News: Solar boat company sailing into Rome

Utica Observer Dispatch has an article mentioning: "... Company President Monte Gisborne said plans include building 100 solar-powered boats within the next 12 months and expanding well-beyond its current three-person employee base. ?I believe we?re an ambitious company, and we?re a lot ..."

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Monday, February 7, 2011

News: "Green" job creation risks backfiring: Lomborg

International Business Times has an article mentioning: "... View Full Image REUTERS People work on the world's largest solar-powered boat in Cancun December 8, 2010. The Turanor Planet Solar arrived in Cancun on December 6 as part of its expedition around the globe and as climate talks ..."

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

News: Seven Days

Nature.com has an article mentioning: "... Solar sailing Two trials of solar sails, which use the pressure of photons from the Sun to propel spacecraft, are going well. On 26 January, Japan's Aerospace ..."

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Friday, February 4, 2011

News: A new satellite sails high above the Earth

Grand Haven Tribune has an article mentioning: "... NanoSail-D's primary mission is to "deploy a highly compact solar sail/boom system and validate de-orbit functionality," according to the published mission overview. NanoSail-D's sail isn't designed to sail the satellite ..."

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News: Solar-Sail

Wired News has an article mentioning: "... By Lisa Grossman February 4, 2011  |  11:28 am  |  Categories: Space The first Earth-orbiting solar sail has been caught streaking across the sky. When glints of sunlight reflect off NASA?s NanoSail-D satellite, the 10-square-meter sheet of ..."

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News: NanoSail-D Flies Free

Space Daily has an article mentioning: "... of fortune, NASA's NanoSail-D spacecraft has unfurled a gleaming sheet of space-age fabric 650 km above Earth, becoming the first-ever solar sail to circle our planet. The technology could pave the way for future missions in the Solar System that use the unique method of propulsion to reach ..."

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News: How sunlight powers free-flying satellites through interplanetary space

Sify has an article mentioning: "... Both of these are very good technological advances and help give confidence to solar sailing," Nature quoted Louis Friedman, executive director of the Planetary Society, a non-profit organization for space-based research based in Pasadena, ..."

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News: Solar-powered car sets new speed record down under

SmartPlanet.com has an article mentioning: "... By Joe McKendrick | Feb 3, 2011 | A team of students in New South Wales, Australia, has created the world?s fastest solar car ? capable of hitting speeds of 71.5 miles per hour, and a cruising speed of 55.2 mph. In both cases, these are new world records for solar-powered ..."

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News: Feature: Solar and wind power - Brilliant moves by VRA

Myjoyonline.com has an article mentioning: "... I am told that apart from its numerous benefits in agriculture, water heating, cooking, cooling and ventilation, solar powered vehicles have developed an international interest generating a biannual solar-powered car race where teams from universities and enterprises compete. I am ..."

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

News: Solar sails pick up speed

Nature.com has an article mentioning: "... Adam Mann Japan's IKAROS solar sail project has passed Venus and will continue for another year. Courtesy of JAXA Two trials of spacecraft have successfully unfurled their solar sails, ..."

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

News: First-ever solar sail

PhysOrg.com has an article mentioning: "... Tony Phillips Enlarge An artist's concept of a solar sail in Earth orbit. In an unexpected reversal of fortune, NASA's NanoSail-D spacecraft has unfurled a gleaming sheet of space-age fabric 650 km above ..."

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News: Seven days: 28 January-3 February 2011

Nature.com has an article mentioning: "... Solar sailing Two trials of solar sails, which use the pressure of photons from the Sun to propel spacecraft, are going well. On 26 January, Japan's Aerospace ..."

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News: Swanson to receive 2011 Karl Böer Solar Energy Medal of Merit

University of Delaware has an article mentioning: "... Department of Energy. SunPower solar cells powered the Honda Dream to victory in the 1993 World Solar Challenge, a race for solar powered cars across Australia. And in 2001, the company's solar cells powered the NASA Helios solar powered airplane to a record altitude of 96,500 feet, the ..."

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News: Indian Posts Distributes Solar Power Rickshaws for Delivery of Postal Messages

AZoCleantech has an article mentioning: "... district in the State of Rajasthan, India, will earn the distinction of becoming the first state to deliver postal messages through a solar powered vehicle delivery system. Sachin Pilot, Union Telecom and IT minister of state, has inaugurated the first solar powered rickshaw for the use of postmen to ..."

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News: Solar And Wind Power - Brilliant Moves By VRA

Modern Ghana has an article mentioning: "... I am told that apart from its numerous benefits in agriculture, water heating, cooking, cooling and ventilation, solar powered vehicles have developed an international interest generating a biannual solar-powered car race where teams from universities and enterprises compete. I am ..."

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News: See flares from NanoSail-D over your local sky

iTWire has an article mentioning: "... By William Atkins Wednesday, 02 February 2011 09:01 Science Space Page 1 of 2 NASA's NanoSail-D is a solar-sail craft that is currently in orbit about Earth. You can see it fly overhead, as sunlight glints off its reflective fabric producing very bright flares. ..."

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

News: Watch Out For Solar Sail

RedOrbit has an article mentioning: "... We think the spacecraft could produce this kind of display from time to time when sunlight glints off the reflective fabric of its solar sail." On Jan. 21st, NanoSail-D unfurled a 10 m2 sail 650 km above Earth's surface, becoming the first solar sail to orbit our planet. For the next few ..."

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News: Construction Begins!

The Planetary Society has an article mentioning: "... Site Map Contact Us Search: PROJECTS Advocacy and Education Extrasolar Planets Innovative Technologies Carl Sagan Fund for the Future LIFE Experiment: Phobos LightSail - Solar Sailing Mission Program LightSail-1 Basic Facts ..."

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