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Thursday, March 31, 2011

News: Toyota to help Madison High's solar car

San Antonio Express has an article mentioning: "... Posted on 03/31/2011 by vvaughan Toyota?s truck plant in San Antonio is donating $7,500 to a team at Madison High School that is developing a solar car. The check will be presented to North East ISD officials in a ceremony at 3:15 Friday. Toyota Texas is committed to being a good steward of the ..."

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News: Racing to get sponsors for solar car

Waterloo Record has an article mentioning: "... Solar car The University of Waterloo's Midnight Sun X solar-powered race car is displayed at the university in 2010. Adam Gagnon/Record file photo Loading... ..."

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

News: Engineering prof. lauded for advancing women in science

Tufts Daily has an article mentioning: "... the club have worked on a number of engineering projects, including the creation of an energy-efficient power source for a lighthouse and solar-powered cars. Nicole Ng (LA '09), a former club member, helped develop the electrical components of a solar-powered car by wiring batteries and solar panels. She ..."

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

News: Infinite Energy introduce the UK's first modular solar car

Solar Power Portal has an article mentioning: "... Infinite Energy , in partnership with Screwfast, has launched the UK's first modular solar car park canopy. ElectroPort can be installed on any car park, generating solar energy that can be used both onsite as well as forming a charging point ..."

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Monday, March 28, 2011

News: Smooth Sailing

Space News has an article mentioning: "... By Debra Werner >ShareThis Stellar Exploration is building the LightSail-1 solar sail (shown above being examined by a company technician) and associated electronics is acting as systems integrator under contract with the Planetary ..."

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News: Solar Jackets Students Convert Audi TT Into Solar - Electric Car

The Green Optimistic has an article mentioning: "... The car has been presented at the Buckhead Eco-Collection. According to the students, the electric and solar powered car is equipped with two batteries . The smaller one, charged from solar panels , is used for running systems such as power brakes, power windows and ..."

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News: The SUNY Solar Car

CarJunky.com has an article mentioning: "... Solar cars have long been an interesting niche in renewable energy: They show the most advanced in photovoltaic technology and vehicle construction, but solar ..."

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

News: Tech Students Develop Electric, Solar Car

Patch.com has an article mentioning: "... a solar racer to compete in world event By Louis Mayeux Email the author 12:07pm A group of Georgia Tech students displayed an electric and solar-powered car at the Buckhead Eco-Collection event Saturday. The Solar Jackets  retrofitted an Audi into a "solar-assisted electric vehicle," Tech aerospace ..."

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

News: Home-built solar electric scooter fits in a suitcase

Gizmag has an article mentioning: "... lighter stronger materials and improved solar efficiency possibly with CIGS [copper indium gallium selenide], soon someday an ultra portable solar vehicle will be widely accepted. This would be one of the main reasons for continuing the project." Share Tweet Tags Electric Vehicles Scooter Solar Powered ..."

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News: How I Almost Wrecked A Six-Figure Solar Car

Forbes has an article mentioning: "... 2011 - 7:34 pm | 225 views 0 recommendations 0 comments By MATTHEW DE PAULA SUNY New Paltz students gather around their creation, the SunHawk solar car. - Image by Matthew de Paula The students stood around their baby like family in a maternity ward, eagerly watching a newborn with pride and wonder. ..."

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Friday, March 25, 2011

News: Thank God For The British (And By British I Mean Aston Martin And Bentley)

Forbes has an article mentioning: "... Chevy Volt Nissan Leaf solar car French fry car ?all done and done. And while I appreciate the need to wean ourselves off fossil fuels, I must admit a sense of relief as I eased back ..."

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News: Car washing the 'green' way

Stamford Times has an article mentioning: "... Mercede, a New Canaan resident, is the owner of Greenwich Avenue Solar Car Wash, the only eco-friendly car wash in the area, he says. Mercede said the car wash is unique in many ways, but the most obvious one is that it is ..."

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

News: Solar Impulse gets a lift from new partner Schindler

GenevaLunch has an article mentioning: "... Solar Impulse: the official portrait 2011 (photo, ©2011 Solar Impulse) Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) ? Solar Impulse, the Swiss solar plane that aims to be the first to fly night and day without fuel or polluting emissions, has been given a major boost from one of the world?s major ..."

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News: World's largest solar-powered boat

Taimi Media Network has an article mentioning: "... 24 March, 2011 THE world's largest solar-powered vessel, the MS TÛRANOR PlanetSolar, is scheduled to arrive in Nuku'alofa on the 10th of April. The Swiss-owned ship, whose name is derived from J.R.R ..."

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News: Sikar II - 100% Solar Powered Vehicle

The Green Optimistic has an article mentioning: "... Rating: 0.0/ 5 (0 votes cast) >Seven faculty members of De La Salle University, Manila and 22 engineering students have conceived a solar powered vehicle that will compete in the 2011 World Solar Challenge on October 16-23. The 3,000-km race is set to take place from Darwin to Adelaide in Australia. The ..."

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

News: What Alternative Fuel Vehicle Will You Drive Next?

Forbes Digital Download has an article mentioning: "... Honda CR-Z, Honda Civic GX, Toyota Prius, Volkswagen Jetta TDI, a Volkswagen Golf TDI that runs on French Fry oil, and the Judy Sunhawk, a solar car capable of going 90 miles an hour. In each instance, we asked readers to weigh in with comments, arguments and enlightenment on the car and our ..."

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

News: Is The $250000 Sunhawk the Solar Car

Forbes has an article mentioning: "... The $250,000 Sunhawk the Solar Car of the Future? - Hannah Elliott - De Luxe - Forbes Business Autos Energy Media & Entertainment Pharma & Healthcare SportsMoney Wall Street Washington ..."

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Monday, March 21, 2011

News: In Which I Lose the Wheel of a $250000 Solar Car

Forbes has an article mentioning: "... Which I Lose the Wheel of a $250,000 Solar Car - Hannah Elliott - De Luxe - Forbes Business Autos Energy Media & Entertainment Pharma & Healthcare SportsMoney Wall Street Washington America's Most ..."

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Friday, March 18, 2011

News: Large Solar Plane

Reuters has an article mentioning: "... technology firm QinetiQ to create a new solar powered airplane. The program is called SolarEagle, and is being developed as a spy craft for the United States... Email Print By EarthTechling at EarthTechling Fri ..."

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News: St. Thomas Academy's Experimental Vehicle Team Sees the Light

Patch.com has an article mentioning: "... This year, the team plans to create a car that can not only win the Hunt-Winston Solar Car Challenge in Texas, but also bear some neat physical differences from cars of years past. Already, the coffin doesn't look like anywhere one would ..."

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News: Pinoy-made solar car to compete again in int'l race

GMANews.TV has an article mentioning: "... PATERNO ESMAQUEL II, GMA News 03/18/2011 | 07:19 PM Tweet Share To parade the benefits of solar energy, a Filipino-made solar car will run in the 3,000-kilometer World Solar Challenge in October – the second time the Philippines will compete in the bi-annual race. > ..."

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

News: Space laser proposed to zap space junk

CNET has an article mentioning: "... Like this Reply to this comment by Vesicant March 17, 2011 10:52 AM PDT How is this supposed to work? By ablation, or light pressure, like a solar sail? Neither one seems like it would work in a reasonable amount of time with that small a laser. And how would it ensure that the object is actually ..."

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News: High hopes for Sikat II

BusinessWorld Online has an article mentioning: "... A child looks at a solar car design during yesterday?s launch of Sikat II, the country?s entry to this year?s World Solar Challenge challenge, held every two years and scheduled ..."

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News: DLSU students, faculty developing new solar-powered car

Philippine Star has an article mentioning: "... Mechanical Engineering and Electronics and Communications Engineering departments are developing a third generation solar-powered car dubbed "Sikat II&rdquo that would take part in the 3,000-kilometer World Solar Challenge in Australia in October. School officials led by DLSU ..."

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News: Large Solar Plane Project Begins

EarthTechling has an article mentioning: "... technology firm QinetiQ to create a new solar powered airplane. The program is called SolarEagle, and is being developed as a spy craft for the United States government. We previously reported on the $89 million ..."

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News: Newburgh Free Academy racing clock to build solar cars

Times Herald-Record has an article mentioning: "... More than 50 NFA students are involved in the school's effort to build and enter two solar-powered cars in the Shell Eco-marathon, set for next month in Houston. Auto body students at Newburgh Free Academy do their part after the chassis came over from ..."

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

News: ITB Berlin Convention 每 international pioneers of solar-powered travel on the

eTravelBlackboard - Asia Edition has an article mentioning: "... Gathered on the podium will be leading pioneers of projects exploring solar-powered transport by air, water and on the ground: Andr¨¦ Borschberg, CEO of Solar Impulse, Louis Palmer, the project initiator, tour director and driver of the solar ..."

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

News: So Good, SOLAR, I got You

DI-VE has an article mentioning: "... by Wheelspin - info@autotradermalta.com.mt > Motoring -- 15 March 2011 -- 11:30CEST Hundreds of experiments on solar powered vehicles have been conducted during the last few decades and the results were successful. > I don't know why the human race took so long to realise that ..."

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News: Los Altos High students getting head start on solar boat race

San Gabriel Valley Tribune has an article mentioning: "... In fact, the Hacienda Heights teens are finishing up on a solar-powered boat they're building for the Solar Cup races in May. "This year, we want to have our entry finished by March 22. That will give us time to work out any ..."

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Monday, March 14, 2011

News: Green Inventor Talks Solar Powered Boats

IBTimes has an article mentioning: "... In 2003 he built one of the world?s first electric snowmobiles , and two years later he founded Tamarack Electric Boats. We?ve  covered solar boats many times, and the company?s latest invention, the Loon, caught our eye and when given the opportunity, we thought readers would like to know more ..."

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News: Global Zero Emissions Race Completed

EarthTechling has an article mentioning: "... Started by Louis Palmer, the first man to circle the globe in a solar-powered vehicle, the Zero Race began, and ended, in Geneva, Switzerland. The electric vehicle race started last August , and used the stopovers in cities around the ..."

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News: A chance of a lifetime: the missions to Comet Halley

The Space Review has an article mentioning: "... His work showed it was possible to employ a solar sail, which uses the pressure from sunlight for propulsion, to perform a low speed rendezvous with Comet Halley. By 1976 JPL started an in depth study of ..."

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News: Looking for a fresh new car?

Daily auto news has an article mentioning: "... Right now, the freshest news car playing in your mind is probably a solar-powered electric car , the likes of a hybrid car but now using energy from the sun. It is one of the many inventions born out of the petroleum energy crunch that dislodged ..."

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

News: STAR supports 'Sikat-2' quest

Philippine Star has an article mentioning: "... from left), president and CEO of The STAR Group of Companies, signs a media partnership agreement on &lsquoSikat-2' with the Philippine Solar Car Challenge Society Inc. chaired by Federico Lopez (seated, second from right), chairman and CEO of FirstGen Corp. and First Philippine Holdings Corp. ..."

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News: The Components Of A Solar Car

Spooftimes.com (satire) has an article mentioning: "... written by: trashyt Share Posted on: 3/12/2011 1:41:28 AM Read: 57 When you look at the main components of a solar car battery charger you'll see that it really isn't that complex at all. The main components are the solar panel and the wires that run from it to the ..."

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Friday, March 11, 2011

News: Five Reasons The Beach's Bike Share Kind of Sucks

Miami New Times has an article mentioning: "... 5. It's Too Expensive: Back in August of 2009, Bower signed an agreement with DecoBike to install more than 100 solar-powered bike kiosks. Each kiosk would be lined with rental bikes that could be returned anywhere on the island. In the agreement, DecoBike suggested it would cost ..."

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News: The students making light work of solar land-speed record

The National has an article mentioning: "... Matt Majendie Last Updated: Mar 12, 2011 Students from the University of New South Wales, Australia, broke the land-speed record for a solar-powered car that had stood for 22 years. Matt Cumming next photo previous photo Back in 1989, the land-speed record for a solar-powered vehicle was set at 78.3kph ..."

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News: Global electronics news brief, week ending 11 March 2011

Electronics News has an article mentioning: "... By Isaac Leung on  11 March 2011 0 comments Eye control notebook, massive solar powered plane, rare earth refinery, moving into green tech, and the Kinect breaking records? This week's eclectic selection of news from around the world looks ..."

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

News: Newcastle University To Build SolarEagle's Electric Motors

Energy Matters has an article mentioning: "... by Energy Matters > Boeing's SolarEagle project - a solar powered plane with a massive 120 metre wingspan - is moving along; with Newcastle University announcing its involvement in construction. > The University has ..."

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News: World's Largest Travel Trade Show Showcases Eco-Mobility

Environment News Service has an article mentioning: "... David Ruetz, senior manager ITB Berlin (Photo courtesy ITB Berlin) "For the first time the leading minds behind projects exploring solar-powered transport by air, water and on the ground will be gathered on a stage to discuss this forward-looking topic at a tourism trade show," said Ruetz. From March 9 ..."

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

News: Newcastle University snares solar plane

Business Green has an article mentioning: "... 09 Mar 2011 More from this author Be the first to comment Print Send Save Share Digg Tweet The team that masterminded a two-week, non-stop solar flight last year has won a major contract to develop Boeing's new solar-powered spy plane. Work undertaken by engineers at Newcastle University with defence ..."

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News: Collaboration set to design motors for giant solar aircraft

The Engineer has an article mentioning: "... 9 March 2011 By Andrew Czyzewski Email > Share Comment Save The electric motors that will propel Boeing's planned giant solar aircraft will be designed by researchers at Newcastle University in collaboration with Qinetiq. The team secured the latest contract after its successful ..."

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News: Uni wins US solar plane contract

BBC News has an article mentioning: "... plane contract A demonstration flight is planned for 2014 Continue reading the main story Related Stories Phantom Eye 'spy plane' unveiled Solar plane makes record flight Engineers from Newcastle University have secured a contract to work on a solar-powered plane which will have a wingspan of 120m ..."

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Monday, March 7, 2011

News: World's biggest solar ship crosses biggest ocean

Clean Energy Authority has an article mentioning: "... Miller Mar 07, 2011 The Turanor PlanetSolar, the world's largest solar-powered boat, successfully made it across the Pacific Ocean over the weekend and docked in the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia on March 5. The catamaran, ..."

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

News: How To Build a Laser Tractor Beam (in Theory)

Discover Magazine has an article mentioning: "... The physical pressure of photons is what allows for solar sail space missions that ride on sunlight, and what allows for dreams of lasers that will push those sails even faster. And light can trap objects, too: ..."

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

News: Pete Thomas & company provide the inside scoop on what's happening outside

Pete Thomas Outdoor has an article mentioning: "... The futuristic-looking yacht, which becomes the center of attention wherever it goes, is part of a first-ever solar-powered boat expedition around the world. The Turanor name comes from J.R.R. Tolkien's " Lord of the Rings " and means "power of the sun." >While crossing the ..."

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

News: Solar-powered yacht part of epic voyage around the planet

Pete Thomas Outdoor has an article mentioning: "... The futuristic-looking yacht, which becomes the center of attention wherever it goes, is part of a first-ever solar-powered boat expedition around the world. The Turanor name comes from J.R.R. Tolkien's " Lord of the Rings " and means "power of the sun." >While crossing the ..."

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News: Bangor University eco campaign reaches final five in competition

Daily Post North Wales has an article mentioning: "... They really do make a difference to your fuel bills.? For more information contact 0800 512 012 or advicewales@est.org.uk. Design solar car TEENAGERS in North Wales are being challenged to design a solar car in 12 weeks using £250. Glyndwr University in Wrexham is inviting pupils to build ..."

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