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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

News: NASA's Nanosail-D 'Sails' Home - Mission Complete

Clarksville Online has an article mentioning: "... AL ? After spending more than 240 days ?sailing? around the Earth, NASA?s NanoSail-D ? a nanosatellite that deployed NASA?s first-ever solar sail in low-Earth orbit ? has successfully completed its Earth orbiting mission. Launched to space November 19th, 2010 as a payload on NASA?s FASTSAT, a ..."

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News: NASA's Nanosail-D 'sails' home -- mission complete

PhysOrg.com has an article mentioning: "... Langbroek After spending more than 240 days "sailing" around the Earth, NASA's NanoSail-D -- a nanosatellite that deployed NASA's first-ever solar sail in low-Earth orbit -- has successfully completed its Earth orbiting mission. 0 Share to facebook PHYSorg.com on FB Tweet PHYSorg.com on Twitter Reddit ..."

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News: Solar-powered cat reaches India, ready for the pirate zone

Sail World has an article mentioning: "... This Indian stopover will also mark the end of its oceanic navigation. To reach Monaco May 2012, the solar boat will take a coastal course along the Arabian Peninsula, the Red Sea and finally the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal. By hugging the coastline ..."

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News: Solar aircraft a look into the future of flight?

CNN International has an article mentioning: "... By Sean Yeaton updated 8:30 AM EST, Wed November 30, 2011 | Solar aircraft the future of flight? STORY HIGHLIGHTS Solar Impulse aircraft is solar powered, long-range glider In July it became the first solar-powered airplane ..."

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News: Motherboard TV: Upgrade: Flying Around The World In A Solar Powered Plane

Motherboard has an article mentioning: "... Bertrand?s dream is already coming into fruition. Last July, the Solar Impulse became the first solar-powered airplane ever to fly through a complete daylight cycle . The goal is to one day be able to develop a solar plane capable of carrying multiple passengers, but ..."

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News: How practical is a solar-powered car

GigaOm has an article mentioning: "... 29, 2011, 2:42pm PT 1 Comment Tweet If you like the sun, and you like cars, then I'm guessing you'd love to have a solar-powered car, right? This trick works well for chocolate and peanut butter, but not so well for garlic bread and strawberries. So how compatible are cars with ..."

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

News: A test of teamwork, engineering skill and endurance across the Australian Outback

MIT News has an article mentioning: "... WSC) attracts solar electric vehicle teams from around the world, many of whom have spent years building, testing and preparing their solar car for the event. Beginning in Darwin, teams raced 1,864 miles south to Adelaide from Oct. 16 through Oct. 22. >Thirty-six teams competed in this ..."

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

News: New York May Become Newest Bike-Sharing Mecca

Vermont Public Radio has an article mentioning: "... Alta Planning & Design founder Mia Birk likes to show off what's behind her office. It's Portland's only solar-powered bike-share station. Birk demonstrates how clients will charge up electronic fobs with credit, and release a sturdy street bike for a short-term rental. ..."

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

News: The Prettiest Solar Car

Gas 2.0 has an article mentioning: "... Solar cars aren't traditionally thought of as being pretty . The University of Bochum, however, put some thought into the aesthetics of the car they brought ..."

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News: Fish mascot for University of Michigan solar team gets a bigger home

AnnArbor.com has an article mentioning: "... Posted recently in News Ann Arbor residents brace for Stadium bridges construction to affect traffic When the University of Michigan 's solar car team overcame a brush fire and dust storms to place third in the 1,864-mile World Solar Challenge in Australia last month, the 16-member team from the ..."

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News: Stanford's solar car uses STM32s for subsystems

EE Times has an article mentioning: "... Colin Holland 11/25/2011 12:47 PM EST Stanford University's latest solar car, which took part in last month's World Solar Challenge, a sun-powered car race across Australia, used STM32 32-bit MCUs to manage its subsystems. >The ..."

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Friday, November 25, 2011

News: Will we Ever See Solar Powered Cars on the Road?

OilPrice.com has an article mentioning: "... Energy The Environment Geopolitics Finance Contact Us Free Widgets Latest News Home Alternative Energy Solar Energy > Will we Ever See Solar Powered Cars on t... ..."

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

News: Waikato team help solar-powered world odyssey

New Zealand Herald has an article mentioning: "... By Amelia Wade 7:03 AM Friday Nov 25, 2011 Share Tweet Email Print Expand The solar-powered car made a stop at Auckland Museum yesterday before heading to Hamilton. Photo / Sarah Ivey Cloudy skies have the potential to ruin the day for 10 Germans ..."

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News: Solar-powered cars hit the highway

3News NZ has an article mentioning: "... 0 comments | Post Comment > Email > Print    Text Size: aA aA aA One of the solar cars heading to Bluff Thu, 24 Nov 2011 6:36p.m. By David Farrier The country's first road-worthy solar-powered car hit the highway today, and it's a real ..."

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

News: TIME Magazine Best Invention distinction to Ascent's flexible solar panels

Renewable Energy Focus has an article mentioning: "... Best endurance under the sun - solar powered aircraft > A solar-powered aircraft has set a flight endurance record by remaining aloft for over two weeks. George Marsh reports. PV innovations: Thin-film ..."

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News: A Solar-Powered Car

CounterCurrents.org has an article mentioning: "... By Tom Murphy 23 November, 2011 Do the Math I f you like the sun, and you like cars, then I'm guessing you'd love to have a solar-powered car, right? This trick works well for chocolate and peanut butter, but not so well for garlic bread and strawberries. So how compatible are cars with ..."

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

News: Four STM32 MCUs takes full control of student designed solar car

EE Herald has an article mentioning: "... ST has announced its STM32 MCUs are used in the 'Xenith solar car' designed and built by Stanford students to compete in a 3,000-kilometer challenge from Darwin to Adelaide in Australia. ST says its microcontroller ..."

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Monday, November 21, 2011

News: Baja 1000 off-road race adds new solar challenge

TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk has an article mentioning: "... One of the world's most famous and harshest automobile races is now set to add a new solar vehicle challenge The Baja 1000 which takes place in Mexico is know as one of the planet's most challenging automobile race in the harshest racing ..."

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News: STMicro chips control Stanford solar car

electronicsfeed.com has an article mentioning: "... microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics have been selected to control electrical and electronic systems in Stanford University's newest solar car. November 21 2011, 8:52 AM The Xenith solar car, designed and built by Stanford students, was among some 40 vehicles that set out on a 3,000-kilometer ..."

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

News: Solar car ready for its road trip

New Zealand Herald has an article mentioning: "... By Russell Blackstock 5:30 AM Sunday Nov 20, 2011 Share Tweet Email Print Expand The University of Waikato solar car was officially certified as being roadworthy last week. Photo / Supplied The country's first road-legal, solar-powered car will be rolled out next ..."

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News: STM ARM Based MCU Drives Solar Car Electrics

Iqmagazineonline.com has an article mentioning: "... ARM Cortex M-based STM32 microcontroller has been chosen to control the  electrical and electronic systems in Stanford University's Xenith solar car, which debuted in this year's World Solar Challenge, a sun-powered car race across Australia earlier this year. The Xenith solar car, designed and ..."

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

News: STMicroelectronics Semiconductors Control Stanford Solar Car

Sacramento Bee has an article mentioning: "... the spectrum of electronics applications, have been selected to control electrical and electronic systems in Stanford University's newest solar car. The state-of-the-art, technology-laden vehicle successfully debuted in this year's World Solar Challenge, a prestigious sun-powered car race across ..."

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

News: Cabot Corporation licenses graphene technology

Reinforced Plastics has an article mentioning: "... Aruna Zhamu, Chief Technical Officer, Angstron Materials LLC, explains. Best endurance under the sun - solar powered aircraft >A solar-powered aircraft has set a flight endurance record by remaining aloft for over two weeks. George Marsh reports. Vinyl esters get radical in ..."

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

News: Victoria, British Columbia CANADA, November 08, 2011 /FSC/ - Carmanah

Stockhouse has an article mentioning: "... The judges acknowledge that new solar powered aviation systems such as the Solar Runway Guard Light, not only help reduce an airport's carbon emissions, but are an excellent choice for airfields in remote ..."

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News: A first-hand account of the World Solar Challenge

The Conversation has an article mentioning: "... account of the World Solar Challenge The World Solar Challenge (WSC) is a race held every two years in which roughly 40 teams race solar-powered cars from Darwin to Adelaide. I'm a member of the he UNSW Solar Racing Team (called Sunswift). The team originally built their fourth car, IVy, for the ..."

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News: JPL honors Muir High's winning solar boat

Valley Sun has an article mentioning: "... High student Rodrigo Lagoretta, right, talks to JPL division manger Willis Chapman on Monday, November 14, 2011, about the power source on a solar boat students built that won a regional competition earlier this year. (Roger Wilson/Staff Photographer) November 14, 2011 3:27 p.m. A team of John Muir ..."

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News: Children's day out at Kalakshetra

Times of India has an article mentioning: "... Newsvine Live Bookmarks Technorati Yahoo Bookmarks Blogmarks Del.icio.us ApnaCircle Read more: Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra free rides in solar cars Children's day SHARE AND DISCUSS Tweet GUWAHATI: Kids in the city had a special day at the Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra on the occasion of ..."

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News: Sponsorships up for grabs to enter SA's third solar car race

Creamer Media's Engineering News has an article mentioning: "... powered by GOLD 1770.98 $/oz PLATINUM 1631.20 $/oz R/$ exchange 8.12 R/&euro exchange 11.00 Home Sector News Electricity Follow @EngNewsZa SOLAR CAR CHALLENGE ..."

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Monday, November 14, 2011

News: Plastic composites lead developments in solar cars

plastemart.com has an article mentioning: "... The last two decades have seen the development of solar cars powered by energy from the sun. A solar powered vehicle can only run efficiently when the sun shines, although most vehicles of this type have a ..."

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

News: Recommended: NASA's top techie speaks out

msnbc.com has an article mentioning: "... Subscribe to RSS advertisement 15 comments below 22 hours ago NASA's top techie speaks out NASA An artist's conception shows a solar sail rising above Earth in space. Solar sailing is one of the fields supported by NASA's technology development program. By Alan Boyle Four decades after ..."

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Friday, November 11, 2011

News: Students Design Spain's First Unmanned Solar Plane

AZoRobotics has an article mentioning: "... Engineering (ETSEIAT) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech (UPC) have together designed Spain's first unmanned solar plane â€" the Solar Endeavour UPC, using a technology developed by them. The students, Joaquim Creus Prats, Josep Fernández Coll, Carles Felip Aragón, ..."

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

News: Solar truck to sail from soccer fields

msnbc.com has an article mentioning: "... Solar Ship This marketing image shows how an envisioned solar powered cargo ship could transport goods and services to regions of the world without roads, landing strips, and refueling infrastructure. By John Roach A new ..."

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News: Fun in the sun

The Register-Guard has an article mentioning: "... Thursday, Nov 10, 2011 05:01AM) Today Kevin Clark/The Register-Guard Kindergarten students Jacob Leoni (left) and Aiden Anderson race solar-powered cars at an event at Adams Elementary School celebrating the school's installation of solar panels, a first in the Eugene School District. Audrey Sparrow ..."

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News: Students Design Spain's First Unmanned Photovoltaic-Powered Plane

AZoCleantech has an article mentioning: "... Design Spain's First Unmanned Solar Plane /* news-img width will be dynamically adjusted once the image has loaded. the width here is temporary */ .news-img { float: right; margin: 12px 0 12px ..."

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News: Corvus Energy provides battery storage for hybrid ship technology

Renewable Energy Focus has an article mentioning: "... Solar boat uses 500 m2 of PV panels >The world's largest solar powered boat will launch next month and travel around the world in 2011. Marine energy can ..."

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News: World's largest solar-powered boat

Phuket Gazette has an article mentioning: "... Photo: Turanor PlanetSolar PHUKET: The Turanor, the first solar-powered boat to attempt a circumnavigation of the globe, is scheduled to moor at Phuket's Ao Po Marina , on Phuket's east coast, at about 7:30am tomorrow. The ..."

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

News: Mr. All-Everything: Meet Menlo's Dylan Mayer

Patch.com has an article mentioning: "... The Menlo School senior is building a solar-powered car this year. Emily Siegel Photos (5) Photos Credit Emily Siegel Credit Pam McKenney/ Menlo athletics Credit Pete Zivkov Credit Pam McKenney/ Menlo ..."

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News: Louis Palmer's Solar Taxi Visits Jewish Orthodox School

NTDTV has an article mentioning: "... Today, a vehicle, unlike any they have ever seen, drove up to their doorstep. It is a solar powered electric car. > Owner of the car, ex-teacher Louis Palmer from Switzerland, gained worldwide recognition in recent years after driving it through 38 countries, in ..."

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

News: Solar Taxi on the Carmel: It Even Drives in the Rain!

Jerusalem Post has an article mentioning: "... In order to realize his dream, Palmer created the first solar automobile. This special vehicle tows a wagon with solar panels that charge the battery. When the battery is fully charged, it can drive 300 kilometers. “You ..."

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Monday, November 7, 2011

News: UC Berkeley solar car

Daily Californian has an article mentioning: "... Tony Zhou/File Members of the CalSol team work to finish their solar car. Tweet By J.D. Morris | Senior Staff jmorris@dailycal.org Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 11:31 pm Updated Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 11:56 pm Most ..."

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

News: Belgium Consul Seeks to Bring Solar Plane to Georgia

GlobalAtlanta has an article mentioning: "... Other Videos: Solar Plane Gets Belgian Consul's Support Belgian Consul General's Responsibilities More Belgium news Belgian Firm to Open First U.S. Plant in Georgia Atlanta ..."

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News: Highlands Ranch man uses power of the sun

Our Colorado News has an article mentioning: "... Solar car driver finds success, potential career fields Story Comments Image (2) Print Create a hardcopy of this page Font Size: Default font size Larger font ..."

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Friday, November 4, 2011

News: Whinging Poms reflect on epic Oz road trip

Register has an article mentioning: "... Pom Whinge 1: Grog You know how it is: you've had a hard day at the solar car testing track (see below) and you fancy a cold one. Don't, then, as my companion Drew did, attempt to buy takeaway alcohol unless you're carrying ..."

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News: Couple to discuss solar-powered boat

Centre Daily Times has an article mentioning: "... extended boat trip, but for Cynthia Berger and Bill Carlsen, of State College, their journey from June 2010 to June 2011 on a retrofitted solar-powered boat wasn’t just about having fun. While traveling the 6,000-mile “Great Loop,” a system of waterways that encircles eastern North America, the ..."

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

News: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Susan Weich column

Middle East North Africa Financial Network has an article mentioning: "... Louis Post-Dispatch - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- When people meet members of Principia's solar car team, they don't believe they're really from the tiny college in Elsah. "Everybody thinks we're from Boeing," said Joe Ritter, one of the faculty ..."

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News: Farmington locals shine in world solar car

Hometownlife.com has an article mentioning: "... shine in world solar car challenge | Observer and Eccentric Newspapers and Hometown Weeklies | hometownlife.com Continue Reading » Advertisement You will be redirected to the ..."

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

News: GE Becomes Solar-Powered Electric Car

Green Car Reports has an article mentioning: "... comes hot on the heels of an announcement earlier this month in which GE announced it had partnered with Inovateus Solar to sell a range of solar-powered carports. Unlike GE's large-scale carports, which cost anything from $29,000 up to $1.18 million, GE's WattStation will help provide a low-cost electric ..."

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News: Solar Plant In Hebron To Be Demolished

Green Prophet has an article mentioning: "... Hebron has been experimenting with the use of solar power for a while now. They launched their own solar car in the summer of 2010 and have been working in Israeli partnerships with Comet-ME to link up to solar power . Indeed, the use of solar power makes ..."

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News: Solar car team from tiny Principia College competes in world race

STLtoday.com has an article mentioning: "... Wednesday, November 2, 2011 12:05 am Loading&hellip Font Size: Default font size Larger font size Share A view of Principia College's solar-powered car entered in the World Solar Challenge in Australia last month. Photo courtesy of Principia College Loading&hellip Related Stories Related: Who doesn't ..."

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

News: Swiss 'solartaxi' rolls into Israel

Jerusalem Post has an article mentioning: "... EcoCinema will screen a documentary of Palmer's journey at its film festival next week. >The solar car, Palmer explained in a press conference following the drive, was a vision of his as an 11-year-old child in 1982, a dream that he eventually decided ..."

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News: Plug-in Prius Wins the 2011 Rallye International Vert de Montreal

Inhabitat has an article mentioning: "... But unlike solar car competitions , which also rank winners by efficiency or range, the Rallye International Vert de Montreal ranks on both speed and fuel efficiency, ..."

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