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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

News: Webbs, DQ win annual chamber awards

Charlton County Herald has an article mentioning: "... They are ‘quiet' workers, usually behind the scenes, with no fanfare expected.” >Two years ago, Sallie founded the Solar Car Sprint event held at the refuge during the annual Earth Day activities there. She rounded up volunteers to assist Charlton County kids in designing ..."

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News: Solar car attempts record-setting quest

Autos.ca has an article mentioning: "... Amps key tags going out to Canadians Summary Specifications Pricing Save article View favourites January 31, 2012 Camarillo, California ? A solar-powered car has begun the U.S. leg of its quest to circle the globe running solely on the sun. The SolarWorld Gran Turismo (GT) is a collaboration between U.S. ..."

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News: Solar-powered car

Los Angeles Times has an article mentioning: "... Photo courtesy of SolarWorld By Matt Stevens January 31, 2012 11:46 a.m. A solar-powered car on a quest to circumnavigate the globe is kicking off a 49-day trek across the U.S. on Tuesday in Half Moon Bay, Calif. Propelled only by the ..."

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News: Class Act: Zhaorui Huang

Ithaca Journal has an article mentioning: "... He?s won awards every year since 2008 from the New York Technology Student Association for designing everything from a dragster to a solar-powered car, a catapult and a mousetrap-powered vehicle. He?s currently a member of the National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Interact Community ..."

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News: Rare Toyota 2000GT Gets Sunlight Electricity

Torque News has an article mentioning: "... They chose a unique car to do this. Technically Speaking . The aim was to make a solar powered electric car, EV that could reach 125 mph. This was done thanks to the help of a reshaping slightly its body in order to make it more aerodynamic. Sporting a 120kW ..."

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Monday, January 30, 2012

News: Could a Solar-Powered Car

KUHF-FM has an article mentioning: "... are still doing.  Large SUVs and heavy-duty pickups remain the predominant vehicles on local freeways.  So what would it take to get solar-powered vehicles  into a wider market? University of Houston architecture professor Patrick Peters works extensively in solar design.  "The efficiency of the solar ..."

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News: The Solar Car Goes on a Road Trip

24/7 Wall St. has an article mentioning: "... You will probably get to see this and hear about in the news more and more in the coming weeks.  Forget about an electric car.  What about a solar car?  A new solar-powered car sponsored by SolarWorld is starting its U.S. road trip tour this week.  The SolarWorld Gran Turismo (GT) is heading out ..."

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News: Cars, students compete in tech challenge in Lee County

Lehigh Acres News Star has an article mentioning: "... Tumblr StumbleUpon Reddit Del.icio.us Digg A A Written by Marisa Kendall Filed Under News Education Upcoming Algenol challenge >> What: Solar-Powered Boat STEM Challenge. Participants in elementary, middle and high school race solar-powered boats for cash prizes of up to $250. >> Where: Algenol Biofuels ..."

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

News: NASA Rover Takes 'Winter Vacation' to Power Solar Panel

Voice of America has an article mentioning: "... NASA has sent its Mars Rover, Opportunity , on its first winter working vacation since the solar-powered vehicle began exploring the red planet's surface several years ago. >Similar to humans who travel to sunny locations during the winter, the robotic rover ..."

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News: Cars

The News-Press has an article mentioning: "... Tumblr StumbleUpon Reddit Del.icio.us Digg A A Written by Marisa Kendall Filed Under News Education Upcoming Algenol challenge >> What: Solar-Powered Boat STEM Challenge. Participants in elementary, middle and high school race solar-powered boats for cash prizes of up to $250. >> Where: Algenol Biofuels ..."

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

News: Environment: Tûranor PlanetSolar: Solar Ship Sails Around the Globe

The Daily Activist has an article mentioning: "... This makes it the most successful solar vehicle to date as it has already won the fastest crossing of the Atlantic by a solar boat and covered the longest distance of any solar powered vehicle. Then ..."

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News: Side by side - an original 2000GT and the solar conversion

Gizmag has an article mentioning: "... For solar transport enthusiasts looking for a beautiful alternative to the three-wheeled flat top designs though, it's just what the doctor ordered. The object at the ..."

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News: Crazy Car Project converts iconic 2000GT into solar

Gizmag has an article mentioning: "... For solar transport enthusiasts looking for a beautiful alternative to the three-wheeled flat top designs though, it's just what the doctor ordered. The object at the ..."

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Friday, January 27, 2012

News: Roundup: All about innovation at the 5th World Future Energy Summit

ElectroIQ has an article mentioning: "... Founded in the year 2008, the company PlanetSolar from Switzerland, for example, took the opportunity to ship its same- named solar-powered boat during its world tour to Abu Dhabi. "PlanetSolar is the largest solar-powered boat in the world. It operates without any patrol gas engines, ..."

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News: Solar Ship's Round-The-World Sail Almost Complete

Wired has an article mentioning: "... Named Tûranor , which Tolkien fans will note is an Elvish word for "power of the sun," it's the largest solar-powered boat ever built at 101 feet by 49 feet. That footprint only grows as additional solar panels are unfurled. It's also certain to draw a crowd when it docks ..."

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News: Largest solar-powered ship docks in Abu Dhabi

gulfnews.com has an article mentioning: "... transport has an important role to play in developing future clean transport solutions and projects such as PlanetSolar and Solar Impulse, a solar aeroplane, demonstrate innovative ideas in sustainable transport solutions," he added. The World Energy Council estimates that total fuel demand in all ..."

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

News: Solar Boat Global Voyage One Step Closer To Home

EarthTechling has an article mentioning: "... by Steve Duda, January 26th, 2012 Tweet Email The case could be made that the world's most successful solar vehicle is not a car, lunar go cart, scooter or plane , but a boat . And while we are used to seeing a low-slung, ultra lightweight solar car plug down a flat ..."

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News: Solar Impulse - a scale-model of the zero fuel airplane at the See ...

RenewableEnergyWorld.com has an article mentioning: "... IN 2014 THE AIRPLANE WILL MAKE ITS FIRST SOLAR-POWERED FLIGHT AROUND THE WORLD! http://www.solvay.bg/EN/SolvayInBulgaria/SolvaySodi.aspx Join Our Linked In Group: Additional Information SEE Solar â€" South-East ..."

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News: Sprouting Up

Memphis Daily News has an article mentioning: "... of numerous agencies joined Shelby Farms Park Conservancy officials Tuesday to break ground on West Tennessee's first solar-powered electric-car charging station, which will be outside the Visitors Center.  >(Photo: Lance Murphey) The exact undertaking behind West Tennessee's first SMART ..."

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

News: Can solar

eco-business.com has an article mentioning: "... The technology, similar to that used in hybrid cars, has been developed by an Australian company called Solar Sailor. Electricity created by the solar panels and stored in a battery powers the engine while the vessel comes in and out of the harbour. Once out in the ..."

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News: Stunning solar cars around the world

Rediff has an article mentioning: "... Solar car races too have become quite famous. The two most notable solar car races are the World Solar Challenge and the North American Solar Challenge. The ..."

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News: The sun rises in the West

Globes has an article mentioning: "... In 2014, SunPower plans to launch the first solar powered aircraft capable of flying at night. Another project at an advanced stage of development is to produce a solar-powered ship. Israel is one of only three ..."

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News: Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed inaugurates Fifth Edition of World Future ...

Middle East Online has an article mentioning: "... The second half of the opening ceremony featured Bertrand Piccard, CEO of Solar Impulse, who designed a solar plane that achieved 26 hours of continuous flying charged only by solar energy. Piccard shared the story of the success of his initiative and underscored ..."

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News: Are Hybrid Ribbons the Future of Renewables?

Energy Collective has an article mentioning: "... Even solar calculators themselves can be a nuisance, as anybody who's tried to use one in a dim room can tell you. A solar-powered car, bike, or even a laptop needs the user to stay in brightly lit areas. The same applies to wind power. Wind power on any scale needs regular and strong ..."

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

News: Renewable energy firm's solar

NW Evening Mail has an article mentioning: "... Motoring is a major cause of carbon emissions, so by shifting to solar powered electric cars, individuals and small businesses can cut their emissions as well as their running costs.&rdquo Sundog Energy, based at Penrith, has installed a ..."

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News: The World's Largest Solar Powered Boat

Business Insider has an article mentioning: "... And it is about to succeed. According to Tree Hugger Planet Solar's Turanor is on the verge of becoming the first solar powered boat to go around the world Turanor left Monaco well over a year ago and stayed very close to the equator on its way around the world. While it is a long ..."

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News: Can solar power help shipping go green?

BBC News has an article mentioning: "... The technology, similar to that used in hybrid cars, has been developed by an Australian company called Solar Sailor. Electricity created by the solar panels and stored in a battery powers the engine while the vessel comes in and out of the harbour. Once out in the ..."

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Monday, January 23, 2012

News: Classic Toyota 2000GT turned into solar

Autoblog has an article mentioning: "... Report abuse Permalink +1 rate up rate down Reply Smith Jim There will be some people who will read this article and believe this is a 100% solar-powered car. I'm sure the solar panels are there to augment the energy from plugging in. If the owner lives in a very sunny climate and drives less than 5 miles ..."

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News: 5th World Future Energy

REVE has an article mentioning: "... Founded in the year 2008, the company PlanetSolar from Switzerland, for example, took the opportunity to ship its same- named solar-powered boat during its world tour to Abu Dhabi. > "PlanetSolar is the largest solar power boat in the world. It operates without any patrol gas engines, ..."

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News: Swiss offers solar

Khaleej Times has an article mentioning: "... With the technology, the traditional image and looks of these boats will not be affected. The solar-powered boats will also help protect the Creek's environment as there will be no diesel discharge and no engine sound," he told Khaleej Times at the fifth World ..."

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News: TN Moving Stories: FAA Temporary Deal, GM as the Biggest, NY ...

Transportation Nation has an article mentioning: "... Link Will carmakers and drivers warm up to solar-powered vehicles? ( Link Pics/videos: A subway snow remover ; Montana?s version of a cold-weather plug-in vehicle , and a time lapse of a bike being stolen over 365 ..."

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News: World's Largest Solar Boat Travels Across Globe

Earth911.com has an article mentioning: "... by Alexis Petru 01/23/12 No Comments Tweet PlanetSolar's Turanor, the world's largest solar-powered boat, will complete its 18-month journey around the globe this spring. Photo: PlanetSolar PlanetSolar?s Turanor, which has already made history as the ..."

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News: CP Court General Director, CEO of Masdar Tour PlanetSolar catamaran

WAM - Emirates News Agency has an article mentioning: "... Accompanied by its Captain and Master, Erwann Le Rouzic, PlanetSolar is the world's largest solar powered boat was docked in Abu Dhabi for the Summit. > The US$26 million, 101 foot long ship departed Monaco in September, 2010 on a voyage around the globe which ..."

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News: Solar Goes Mainstream with Miltary Grade Solar Panels for Golf Carts

Triple Pundit has an article mentioning: "... If the primary charge for the battery comes from a stationary solar array, then you have a 100 percent solar powered vehicle. That?s already on the way in both the military and civilian sectors. For example,  Nellis Air Force Base has a project underway to introduce plug-in ..."

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News: Giffords' departure leaves hole in Arizona solar representation

Phoenix Business Journal has an article mentioning: "... Rep. Gabrielle Giffords takes the wheel in a solar-powered car at the University of Arizona during a tour of her district's solar infrastructure two years ago. Patrick O'Grady Reporter - Phoenix Business Journal ..."

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News: ISU Solar Car

Iowa State Daily has an article mentioning: "... Project director Evan Stumpges, right, and assistant project director Dakota Morgan of PrISUm stand between the the last solar car the team made and the one in progress on Sunday, Jan. 22, in "Old" Sweeney Hall. The team will be competing against other student solar car teams with ..."

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

News: Souring on green energy

Daily Mail - Charleston has an article mentioning: "... café in Kirchzarten, the solar golf course in Bad Saulgau, the light tower in Solingen and the ?Alster Sun? in Hamburg, possibly the largest solar boat in the world. The only thing that?s missing at the moment is sunshine. For weeks now, the 1.1 million solar power systems in Germany have generated ..."

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News: Solar ship runs on same power output as a bike

Construction Week Online has an article mentioning: "... ship, docked at the ADNEC marina for WFES, is at its last major stop before it travels back to Monaco, which will make it the first fully solar powered boat to have travelled the world. "It is completely different to sailing a normal ship in many ways. You cannot compare this with a sailing boat even ..."

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

News: Tûranor PlanetSolar Launches at 2012 World Future Energy Summit

The Solar Ninja has an article mentioning: "... Posted on 21 January 2012 by Ninja Boy A solar powered boat docked in Abu Dhabi just before the 2012 World Future Energy Summit has made a 48,000 kilometer voyage entirely on electrical power to get there. The ..."

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Friday, January 20, 2012

News: Tropical Greenhouse, Horrible Commercials, Solar Cruising, Ugly ...

Design Crave has an article mentioning: "... Holy sun spots! The epic voyage of the Tûranor PlanetSolar , the world's largest solar-powered boat , is in the home stretch. The Swiss vessel is a  high-tech solar harvesting machine whose deck is covered in 537 square meters of photovoltaic ..."

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News: Will Carmakers and Drivers Warm Up to Solar-Powered Vehicles?

Transportation Nation has an article mentioning: "... Peters says interest is being generated by international solar vehicle competitions,  such as the American Solar Challenge.  While the aerodynamic competition vehicles aren?t very practical for everyday use, Peters says ..."

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News: All about innovation at the 5th World Future Energy Summit

Shanghai Daily has an article mentioning: "... Founded in the year 2008, the company PlanetSolar from Switzerland, for example, took the opportunity to ship its same- named solar-powered boat during its world tour to Abu Dhabi. >"PlanetSolar is the largest solar-powered boat in the world. It operates without any patrol gas engines, ..."

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News: Is There a Future in Solar Boats?

Triple Pundit has an article mentioning: "... The largest solar powered boat ever to set sail, the Turanor is on the final leg of a round-the-world tour, the first time anyone has managed to sail around the world powered ..."

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News: Five things we've learnt at the World Future Energy Summit 2012

Business Green has an article mentioning: "... We've had Bertrand Piccard from SolarImpulse, the solar powered plane, the PlanetSolar boat has docked, and a number of cars on display either have banks of solar panels or are powered by solar-derived electricity. So ..."

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News: Canadian Solar (CSIQ) Shares Now Covered by Analysts at Auriga.

LocalizedUSA has an article mentioning: "... that its customers incorporate into their own products, such as solar-powered bus stop lighting, and complete specialty products, such as solar-powered car battery chargers. It sells its products under its Canadian Solar brand name and to original equipment manufacturing (OEM) customers under their brand ..."

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News: Profit from China's renewed solar appetite (JASO, CSIQ, YGE, TSL)

NASDAQ has an article mentioning: "... modules that customers can incorporate into their own products such as solar-powered bus stop lighting, portable solar home systems and solar-powered car battery chargers. On November 30, 2010, CSI acquired 50% interest in a joint venture, Nernst New Energy (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. The views and opinions ..."

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

News: Scotland to sign renewable energy deal with Masdar at World Summit

GT: Global Trader has an article mentioning: "... Fastest solar car On show at the World Future Energy Summit will be Tokai Challenger, the winner of the 2009 and 2011 World Solar Challenge race.  This high-speed solar ..."

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News: Re-Evaluating Germany's Blind Faith in the Sun

Spiegel Online has an article mentioning: "... café in Kirchzarten, the solar golf course in Bad Saulgau, the light tower in Solingen and the "Alster Sun" in Hamburg, possibly the largest solar boat in the world. The only thing that's missing at the moment is sunshine. For weeks now, the 1.1 million solar power systems in Germany have generated ..."

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News: Solar power takes giant strides

The National has an article mentioning: "... Florian Neuhof January 17, 2012, Abu Dhabi, UAE: A Solar Powered boat, believed to be the first of its kind, is seen here docked at ADNEC's marina. The boat is in town for the anual Future Energy Summit. Lee Hoagland/The ..."

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

News: CES 2012 Recap: Everything You May Have Missed [PICS]

Mashable has an article mentioning: "... Check out our top picks here. 16. iHome Boombox 16 This prototype solar vehicle is covered in solar panels, and won an electric car competition at CES. 17. Pansonic Solar Car 17 Crosley used classic car models like these to ..."

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News: Piccard plans to take off from UAE on solar plane

gulfnews.com has an article mentioning: "... Samihah Zaman, Staff Reporters Published: 00:00 January 18, 2012 Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News Archives Dr Bertrand Piccard says his solar plane shows how innovation is possible and creates awareness about solar energy. Abu Dhabi: Dr Bertrand Piccard, who flew the world's first solar plane, is ..."

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News: Masdar to supply half Nour 1 solar panel

The National has an article mentioning: "... April Yee A solar car designed by students of Japan's Tokai University is displayed at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. Fatima Al Marzooqi / The National ..."

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News: World's top 10 S&T achievements in 2011

Xinhua has an article mentioning: "... The new method is expected to lead to revolutionary technological progress. 2. Largest solar-powered plane completes international flight The Swiss-made Solar Impulse, the world's largest solar-powered plane, successfully completed its first international ..."

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

News: CES 2012: The End of Planned Obsolescence

Mashable has an article mentioning: "... Check out our top picks here. 16. iHome Boombox 16 This prototype solar vehicle is covered in solar panels, and won an electric car competition at CES. 17. Pansonic Solar Car 17 Crosley used classic car models like these to ..."

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News: Solar boat launches World Future Energy Summit 2012

Business Green has an article mentioning: "... Jan 2012 More from this author Be the first to comment After journeying over 48,000km using only energy from the sun, the world's largest solar-powered boat docked in Abu Dhabi yesterday to mark the opening of the annual World Future Energy Summit The MS Tûranor PlanetSolar's year-long journey has taken it ..."

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News: Ban Ki Moon Talks Big About Future Energy

Triple Pundit has an article mentioning: "... Piccard is famous for creating a solar powered airplane which recently broke records by staying aloft for more than 26 hours ? including a full cycle of nighttime flying. Piccard expressed dismay at the ..."

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Monday, January 16, 2012

News: Woodbury's Broadway Electric and Solar Co. helping businesses go green

Gloucester County Times - NJ.com has an article mentioning: "... Share close Digg Stumble Upon Fark Reddit Share Email Print View full size Partners Paul Zetts Jr., Steve Schanne and brother Tom stand by a solar car port that powers their business, Broadway Electric and Solar Co. in Woodbury. Broadway Electric and Solar Co. in Woodbury has a new, modern, parking ..."

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

News: Solar-Electric Blast From the Past - the Toyota 2000GT SEV

Gas 2.0 has an article mentioning: "... model 2000GTs, Japan's first exciting sports car (but you knew that already, right?), to be resurrected some 40-odd years later as a solar-electric car. It's called the Toyota 2000GT SEV (for Solar-Electric Vehicle, of course). Mining the Past to Build the Car of the Future? Retro-electric is not a ..."

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News: Solar-powered boat

Gulf Times has an article mentioning: "... ldquoWe are so happy that QSTec has had the opportunity to have so many students come on board to learn about the solar boat, solar energy and new technologies,&rdquo said Dr Khalid Klefeekh al-Hajri, board member and chief executive officer of QSTec. > "There are so ..."

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

News: Which Companies Pitched Green Products at CES?

Triple Pundit has an article mentioning: "... featured electric vehicle battery technologies, fuel cells , HIT solar panels that were part of the company's Sanyo acquisition and the solar powered car that won last year's World Solar Challenge This shift should only be the start for Panasonic. In a roundtable on Tuesday afternoon, Global Chairman ..."

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Friday, January 13, 2012

News: To infinity and beyond

The Economist has an article mentioning: "... You might think, then, that something as large as a practical solar-powered electric car would be utterly impossible. Not so, says Ford. At CES, the carmaker showed a domestic solar panel kit it claims will offset all the electricity used ..."

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

News: Atacama Solar Race launched in Santiago

I Love Chile News has an article mentioning: "... There are categories for completely solar powered vehicles, as well as those powered by a combination of solar and pedal power. Minister of Energy Rodrigo Alvarez presided over the launch, held at the ..."

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

News: Students building solar car

Times LIVE has an article mentioning: "... photo Save & Share Tweet Email Print A group of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University students is furiously working on the production of a solar-powered car. The university's Advanced Mechatronics Technology Centre and its School of Engineering are running the project, which promises to strengthen the ..."

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News: Direct Energy's Faces of Energy: Adam Rossi

Pop City has an article mentioning: "... nuclear waste before you can talk down on solar.     If you could put solar power one place in Pittsburgh, where would it be? How about a giant Solar Car Port at the Pittsburgh International Airport?  That would be a sight to see from all the planes and send a nice message to everyone who visits ..."

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News: Sunshine, wheels and he's good to go

Macon Telegraph has an article mentioning: "... goes here On days when the rain clouds gather, and there are puddles along the dirt road next to his machine shop, Willem Van Dijk knows his solar car could soon be low on gas. “It runs on sunshine,” he said. Three years ago, he started building a car that requires an occasional sip of ..."

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News: Panasonic Shows Off World's Fastest Solar Car

RedOrbit has an article mentioning: "... January 11, 2012 Panasonic showed off the Tokai University?s solar car Tuesday at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The car is the defending champion for the World Solar Challenge (WSC) in ..."

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News: Automotive Innovations Center Stage at Consumer Electronics Show

Environment News Service has an article mentioning: "... The world's fastest solar car at the 2012 CES (Photo courtesy CES The In-Vehicle Technology Conference Track features sessions focused on smart technologies that minimize driver ..."

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

News: SpaceX Dragon: The First Spacecraft Using Solar

The Green Optimistic has an article mentioning: "... for? Search The Green Optimistic! Tags: Dragon's solar arrays International Space Station slar panels Dragon spacecraft Solar Power solar-powered spacecraft spacecraft solar panels SpaceX Say Something Below! 3042 already did. No comments on this article yet. Cancel Reply Name (required) E-Mail (required) ..."

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News: Enabling the future: NASA call for exploration revolution via NIAC ...

NASASpaceflight.com has an article mentioning: "... Inc. ?This study will investigate the development of an atmosphere‐breathing electric propulsion solar-powered vehicle to explore planets such as Mars. The vehicle would use atmospheric gas for propellant, eliminating the need to launch and carry the propellant from ..."

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

News: CJB races to finish at solar car

SouthtownStar has an article mentioning: "... January 5, 2012 3:22PM Reprints Twelve students from Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School recently competed in their first Solar Car Competition at St. Xavier University's Orland Park campus. | Supplied Photo storyidforme: 23118617 > tmspicid: 8564095 > fileheaderid: 3873905 ..."

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News: World Solar Car

Dubai Chronicle has an article mentioning: "... with leading Japanese automakers Tokai Challenger, winner of the 2009 and 2011 World Solar Challenge, the world?s premier race for solar cars, is set to make its Middle East debut at the World Future Energy Summit from January 16. The Tokai Challenger will be available for visitors to view ..."

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

News: Future History Scenarios

Next Big Future has an article mentioning: "... Survivable human outposts on the Moon and Mars are completed shortly thereafter. > NBF - Solar sails are mentioned by Marc Millis, but I think far superior macro scale carbon nanotubes, graphene and enhanced aerogels could make for far better solar ..."

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News: So far, battery cars coming up short

msnbc.com has an article mentioning: "... If someone can make an electric powered vehicle, or a solar powered vehicle or wind powered vehicle that is competitive with my car or SUV, I'd buy it. @Rob in Warwick NY wrote: Richod, nice job putting proud in his place. ..."

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