When Bertrand Piccard came up with his audacious plan to fly around the world in an aircraft powered only by the sun, he found that airplane manufacturers were skeptical such a plane could be built. So who built the first model of " Solar Impulse ," Piccard's $72-million solar-powered craft? A company that makes ships. And now the airplane is built. The first flight was achieved on the third of December and in the spring and summer this year, we're going to make the high-altitude flights and the cycle of [flying] one day, one night and one day. This little airplane is not a Piper or Cessna with a couple of solar cells. It's a really high-tech carbon fiber airplane which is 200 feet in wingspan. It weighs 1.6 tons. The plane will travel very slowly. Otherwise it would take too much energy. The average speed will be 40 knots, roughly 55 miles per hour. The entire budget is 100 million U.S. dollars, coming from private sponsors.
ODIS Receives Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Contract "A Breakthrough Technology for Air, Space and Security Applications"
Ferraz Shawmut, a global leader in the field of electrical protection, offers innovative circuit protection products for the commercial solar power industry.
Parted with Conergy AG, will continue to promote the world PV market. Providing one-stop total service based on global technology and network
In his speech at the World Future Energy Summit today, Dr. Rainer Gegenwart, CEO of Masdar PV, criticized the new proposal German Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen (CDU)to reduce solar feed-in-tariffs.
Under the name of "Solar PV Tracker" and accessible to the entire web public www.proinso.net, this tool calculates the solar photovoltaic data generated at any point in the world and using different types of trackers
6th International Congress & Exhibition for South Eastern Europe on Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Sources. The most influenced event for South East Europe in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy will be open from 14th to 16 of April in Sofia, Bulgaria.
SOLARHOT, a leading manufacturer of solar energy products in Morrisville, North Carolina, is proud to announce that its SolVelox solar unit has earned an ENERGY STAR rating.
Sol, Inc. donation allows hospitals, food distribution, and relief camps to operate past dusk
With our patented technologies using submersible turbines and utilizing The Gulf Stream Ocean Currents we can help solve our nation's economic competitiveness and environmental challenges and add to our security that we all face in today's world and the uncertain future of tomorrow.
National AFV Day Odyssey is the largest one-day event dedicated to promoting the use of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and advanced technology vehicles. Coordinated nationally by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) and partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy, this biennial event endorses AFVs and advanced technology vehicles as the best choice for the future of America. Additional information on the event can be found at www.nationalafvdayodyssey.org.
Bend, Oregon, January 15, 2010 - AC Solar Technology Incorporated announced today that the company will be presenting at the Photon Start-up Conference on February 3 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Hybrid transit buses, electric rail, automotive and industrial systems drive increasing demand for large cell ultracapacitors.
Toyota's FT-CH Hybrid Concept and Plans for a Prius Family --- Ford's New Plug-in Focus --- General Motors' Volt Roll out and Upcoming Plug-in Converj --- Honda's 2011 CR-Z Hybrid Debut --- PLUS --- Ford has announced that it plans to invest $450 million in Michigan for production of electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles . The company expects to create up to 1,000 new jobs through its electrification efforts, in part by moving battery pack production to Michigan from current facilities in Mexico.
Carmanah Technologies and PTL Solar™ have announced a manufacturing partnership that will bring leading-edge solar LED lighting technology to the Middle East and selected countries in Africa.
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Eliminate Solar Rack Ballast and Reduce Rooftop Material Handling. PowerGripâ„¢ Universal (PGU) is a commercial roof mount system designed to secure solar racks and other equipment to any type of commercial roofing system. PGU provides a secure connection directly to the roof deck or structural members and is designed to reduce or eliminate ballast in solar racking systems, so there's less weight on the roof and less material handling. Made of heavy-duty cast aluminum, PGU units include a base ring which is secured through the roofing cover and into the structural roof deck, and a waterproof top plate.