PAYERNE, Switzerland – An experimental solar-powered plane completed its first 24-hour test flight successfully Thursday, proving that the aircraft can collect enough energy from the sun during the day to stay aloft all night. The test brings the Swiss-led project one step closer to its goal of circling the globe using only energy from the sun. Pilot Andre Borschberg eased the Solar Impulse out of the clear blue morning sky onto the runway at Payerne airfield about 30 miles (50 kilometers) southwest of the Swiss capital Bern at exactly 9 a.m. (0700 GMT; 3 a.m. EDT). Helpers rushed to stabilize the pioneering plane as it touched down, ensuring that its massive 207-foot (63-meter) wingspan didn't scrape the ground and topple the craft.
The company will exhibit the Zoomlight high-performance FFC/PET/FFC backsheet material for photovoltaic module manufacturing in booth 9247 at the Intersolar North America exhibition, scheduled to take place July 13-15, 2010 in San Francisco.
Reid, Obama Administration announce project to boost clean energy, new jobs for Nevada and the nation
A group of renewable energy stakeholders urged the Public Service Commission to adopt standards that can't be undermined by additional restrictions imposed by local governments.
TITAN TRACKER and DONGFANG ELECTRIC have just signed a solar tracker licence agreement for flat PV, CPV & CSP solar technologies
TITAN TRACKER provides a licence of its patented technology to DONGFANG for flat PV, CPV and CSP central receiver and Stirling dish.
Japanese and Chinese Markets at the Forefront in the Region This Year
Confidence soared among the crew of an experimental solar-powered aircraft on Wednesday as it cruised above Switzerland in a historic bid to fly around the clock and prove the value of solar energy. The Swiss pilot's take-off run took barely 90 meters, testimony to the light weight and giant airliner-size wingspan of the single seater craft , which relies totally on 12,000 solar cells and nearly half a tonne of batteries.
Students Begin Coursework at First Career College in the U.S. Focused on Renewable Energy and Sustainable Design
Direct Grid Technologies, LLC, announced that it has successfully secured $4.7 million in private equity financing. The company will use proceeds to launch manufacturing with the required capacity to meet secured purchase agreements with a variety of solar equipment manufacturers.
GlacialLight launching GL-SD60 Series Waterproof DC-Powered LED Spotlights or Floodlights
Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Concludes Knockout Qualifying Stage; Announces Teams Moving into Finals
15 Vehicles from 12 Teams Continue in Pursuit of Ten Million Dollars in Prize Money for Super Fuel-Efficient Cars
ASO fuse offers protection up to 1000 VDC with FSO Touch Safe fuseholder for DIN Rail mounting. Added to Schurter's portfolio of products for the solar industry are the new ASO series fuse and FSO series fuseholder.
After outracing the competition over the course of a week and 1,100 miles, the University of Michigan has captured top honors at the American Solar Challenge 2010 . U-M's Solar Car Team cruised to victory in 28 hours, 14 minutes, and 44 seconds, crossing the finish line in Naperville, Illinois on Saturday with a time more than two hours better than that of the second place squad from the University of Minnesota. This was University of Michigan’s sixth North American title, having won the first race in 1990 in Sunrunner and third in a row.
Peter Sauber, CEO of the Peter Sauber Agentur Messen und Kongresse, who was a co-organizer of the WHEC and will be hosting the international specialist forum f-cell in Germany, says: "There is agreement worldwide that hydrogen has to be used as an energy carrier more intensively in future."
The tenth fuel cell forum f-cell on September 27 and 28 in Stuttgart offers experts from the areas of hydrogen, fuel cells, and electromobility more than 80 lectures and a comprehensive trade fair. The complete program of lectures can now be called up at: www.f-cell.de.
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