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Swiss unveil new solar plane for global flight

by Associated Press  (Apr. 9, 2014)

The Swiss-made airplane built for the first round-the-world solar flight has wings longer than a Boeing 747 jumbo jet yet weighs only about as much as a large car. The Solar Impulse 2, unveiled to the world Wednesday at Switzerland's Payerne Air Force Base, is a bigger and better version of the single-seater prototype that first took flight five ...

New collaboration reinforces Cranfield’s solar reputation

by Cranfield University  (Nov. 12, 2013)

Cranfield University and Global CSP, developers of the world’s first precision engineered solar energy collector system, are to work together on two solar energy projects. The collaboration will involve testing and improving Global CSP’s solar energy collector system – the ‘solar captor’. Based on aircraft technology, ...

High School Teams from Anaheim, Calabasas Early Leaders as Three-Day Solar-Powered Boat Competition Begins

by Metropolitan Water District of Southern California  (May 17, 2013)

Metropolitan Water District’s 11th annual Solar Cup™ hits the water for qualifying today, with student teams from ...

Solar-Powered Car, SolarWorld GT, Visits Florida Solar Energy Center on Driving Tour around Globe

by SolarWorld AG  (Mar. 15, 2012)

A solar-powered car sponsored by SolarWorld, the largest U.S. solar manufacturer for more than 35 years, will visit the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), a research institute of the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Cocoa, Fla., on March 19. ...

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! Starting Today (May 17), Students from 39 Southland High Schools Race Solar-Powered Boats over Three Days at Metropolitan Water District’s Solar Cup™ in Southwest Riverside County

by Metropolitan Water District of Southern California  (May 17, 2013)

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California: WHAT:       Hundreds of students from 39 Southland high school teams race solar-powered boats they have built and equipped at three-day Solar Cup™. The 11th annual event, sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and local water agencies, is the ...

Solar-powered desalination could help avoid water shortages

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 18, 2010)

A new solar-powered desalination technology could help solve water shortage problems without any damage to the environment, according to researchers. They evaluated a prototype model and demonstrated that it could produce up to 12 litres of freshwater a day per m2 of equipment. The World Resources Institute predicts that by 2025 at least 3.5 ...

In-depth Analysis on MENA Solar Energy Market Report 2014

by ReportsnReports  (Jan. 23, 2014)

The solar energy sector is a fast growing market in the region. With all countries now having stated 2020 renewable energy targets and some of the best irradiation levels on Earth, solar energy is the largest component of governments’ strategies to achieve such targets. As a result, billions of dollars is set to be invested in large-scale, ...

Abanaki Announces Solar Powered Oil Skimmer Groundwater Remediation System

by Abanaki Corporation  (Oct. 11, 2011)

Abanaki Corporation has added a Solar Powered Groundwater Remediation System to their broad line of oil skimming solutions. This system is typically used in monitoring wells located in remote areas where standard power is unavailable. An added benefit is that solar power is a renewable energy source which is environmentally-friendly and readily ...

Volkswagen Chattanooga powers up largest solar park in Tennessee

by CSRwire - Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire  (Jan. 23, 2013)

Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VOW) - Biggest solar installation at a U.S. auto factory is going into operation Think Blue. Factory: 9.5 Megawatt solar system to provide 12.5 per-cent of electric energy to Volkswagen's LEED Platinum-certified manufacturing plant in Chattanooga Silicon Ranch, Phoenix Solar partner to ...

First Solar Donates Thin-Film Solar Modules to Inner Mongolia University of Technology Students for 2013 Solar Decathlon Competition

by First Solar, Inc.  (Mar. 18, 2013)

First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq:FSLR) announced today that a team of students from Inner Mongolia University of Technology (IMUT) will use the Company’s advanced thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to power its house in the 2013 Solar Decathlon China competition. First Solar donated 150 of its PV modules with a peak generating capacity of 13 ...

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