Solar Transport News

Find all the top news from the world of solar-powered transport. Both private and public transportation is moving toward utilization of electrical power and solar energy. All the related info on solar-charged EVs, including cars, heavy vehicles, marine and river transport. E-mobility innovations, R&D, commercially available solutions, and more.

Scania begins checking semi-truck trailer covered in photovoltaic panels
Automakers have been playing with solar panels on autos for decades now. In sunny places, on ultra-lightweight, aerodynamic autos covered in them, solar cells can supply propulsion for long periods of time. But on manufacturing automobiles that have security, comfort and styling factors to consider, there are limitations to what solar panels can do.
Oct 8, 2020 // Transport, Scania, Volkswagen Group
Solar-powered unmanned aircraft with lithium-sulfur battery
The Korea Aerospace Research Institute has actually carried out a battery-powered test flight of solar-powered unmanned airborne vehicle EAV-3. The airplane is powered by solar cells on its wings and body and also an LG Chem lithium-sulfur battery.
Sep 18, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Transport, LG CHEM, South Korea, Asia, lithium-sulfur battery
English councils tender for solar car parks and storage space
2 regional authorities on the English southern coastline hurt for as much as 250 kW of solar generation capacity as well as at least 300 kWh of energy storage space under a setup which should not cost the cash-strapped councils a cent.
Aug 4, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Storage, Transport, UK, tender, Europe, solar car park
Thin-Film Solar Car Cover Can Recharge Your Electric Car While It's Parked
A French firm has actually established a thin-film solar cell that uses semi conductor compounds based upon organic polymers published on flexible films. The functional outcome of this is that it can be installed on curved surfaces, something traditional photovoltaic panels can not do.
Jul 23, 2020 // Technology, Transport, France, UK, Europe, thin-film solar cell, Moïra Asses, flexible films
Canberra project REVS up Australia's vehicle-to-grid readiness
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is putting US$ 1.66 million into a vehicle-to-grid test to show how electrical automobiles can provide grid supplementary services. The REVS research study and also market consortium wishes to show how EVs can create income for fleet owners.
Jul 8, 2020 // Storage, Transport, Solar to Fuel, Australia, Oceania, ARENA, Darren Miller
New DLR institutes will certainly explore solar-chemical fuels and the future of air transportation
In the future, mobility needs to come to be more eco-friendly - whether artificial fuels from sustainable sources, electrical power or hydrogen, cutting-edge and also low-emission engines, unmanned as well as electric aircraft, or concepts for their assimilation into the air transport system. The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum hair Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is establishing four new institutes as well as facilities to magnify its research on a large range of topics in these important areas. Funding is currently guaranteed adhering to the passing of the Structural Reinforcement Act (StStG) by the German Federal Parliament and the Federal Council on 3 July 2020.
Jul 7, 2020 // Technology, Transport, Germany, Europe, Pascale Ehrenfreund
Ardingly and Ifield colleges team up to develop solar powered cars
2 Sussex colleges have been interacting to develop solar powered automobiles that have actually raced all over the world.
Jun 25, 2020 // Transport, UK, Europe, Ardingly College, Ifield Community College, Douglas Wragg, Mike Reed
Tesla Model 3 gets a solar roof thanks to Lightyear
A Tesla Model 3 has been customized with a solar roof as part of Lightyear's solar cars and truck advancement program.
Jun 19, 2020 // Transport, TESLA, Elon Musk, Europe, Netherlands, Lightyear
World's initial self-drifting solar boat
The pilotless, high-speed solar boat, currently under growth by Russian researchers, allegedly has endless power books. It could be utilized for marine patrols, search and also rescue procedures, as well as freight shipment, they said.
Jun 12, 2020 // Technology, Transport, Europe, Asia, Russia, Alexei Maistro
IBC back-contact solar roofing system for electric vehicles
Dutch EV startup Lightyear is already generating prototype roofs to prolong the series of its Lightyear One solar car. The roofing systems will certainly include interdigitated back contact solar batteries made by U.S. company SunPower and backsheets from Dutch international DSM.
Jun 9, 2020 // Transport, USA, North America, electric vehicles, Lightyear, EV, Start-up, Martijn Lammers, Nathan Arbitman
DSM and also Lightyear sign up with pressures to scale up incorporated solar roofings for electrical cars
Modern flexibility trendsetter Lightyear and also Royal DSM, a worldwide science-based business in Nutrition, Health as well as Sustainable Living, have actually authorized a contract to collectively scale the commercialization of Lightyear's one-of-a-kind solar-powered roofing for the electrical lorry market. With this service, both firms intend to increase the worldwide fostering of a wide series of Electric Vehicles (EVs).
May 15, 2020 // Transport, Europe, Netherlands, electric vehicles, royal dsm, Lightyear, Pascal de Sain, Martijn Lammers
A 3000km Odyssey Across Australia Powered By Only Sunlight
Has there ever before been a solar endurance rally such as this one? Not on your life. Forty 4 solar-powered autos from 20 nations went into the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC), a 3000 kilometres (1,875 miles) endurance rally throughout the red continent from Darwin to Adelaide with the center of Australia, and also less than half the autos completed.
Apr 29, 2020 // Transport, USA, Japan, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Germany, UK, Italy, China, Australia, Europe, Asia, Oceania, Netherlands, North America, Turkey, Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, Chris Selwood
Fraunhofer ISE evaluates vehicle-integrated PV in business vehicles
2 Fraunhofer institutes as well as 4 commercial gamers are interacting to create a principle that will certainly help with using vehicle-integrated solar components in electrical automobiles and also vehicles. The three-year "Lade PV" project will certainly likewise concentrate on PV parts and also producing procedures.
Apr 7, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Transport, Germany, Europe, solar modules, Christoph Kutter
Solar automobile tarpaulin to reenergize EV batteries
French solar thin-film expert Armor has actually made a retracting automobile solar cover. It has actually released a first model on a Gazelle electrical cars and truck, yet it stated that the cover can be made use of on any kind of sort of electrical lorry.
Apr 6, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Storage, Transport, France, Europe, thin-film PV, EV batteries, Armor, Moïra Asses
Solar energy aircraft which could be air-borne for a year finishes very first trip
The PHASA-35 has actually been created as well as introduced within 2 years as well as might find woodland fires and also be made use of for maritime monitoring.
Feb 17, 2020 // Transport, Australia, Oceania, PHASA-35, Ian Muldowney