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Flying Non-Stop: Solar Airship One's Epic World Tour
Experience a non-stop world tour with Solar Airship One! This whale-shaped aircraft harnesses the power of solar and hydrogen to fly 25 countries over 20 days with zero CO2 emissions. Follow a team of astronauts and paraplegic pilots on this revolutionary journey.
Oct 2, 2023 // Technology, Transport, Solar Airship One
Michigan's Race-Ready Solar Car: Testing in Outback Australia
The University of Michigan Solar Car Team is pre-testing in Australia in preparation for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Join the team on their 3000km race from Darwin to Adelaide, as they take Ford pickups up north to Glendambo and practice 11 days of camp set-up and repairs.
Sep 26, 2023 // Transport, solar car, Adelaide, University of Michigan
TU Eindhoven: Off-Road Solar Car Stella Terra Unveiled
Experience the World's First Off-Road Solar Car: Stella Terra. Developed by the Eindhoven University of Technology, the car is powered by solar energy and is taking on the Sahara Desert this October. Join the team in its challenge to prove a sustainable future is possible.
Sep 20, 2023 // Transport, TU Eindhoven, Stella Terra
Solar-Powered Vehicles: Urban Shadowing's Impact
Explore the potential of solar-powered vehicles worldwide: researchers find the median extended driving range is 18 km/day/kWp, with Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia the most favorable geographies. Installed capacity, local solar irradiation and urban shadowing all affect potential.
Sep 19, 2023 // Technology, Transport, Solar-Powered Vehicles
Sweden Tests Solar-Powered Hybrid Truck
Funded by Vinnova and Scania, this research project is developing a solar-powered hybrid truck with a 560-horsepower plug-in hybrid and 18m trailer covered with 100 sqm solar panels. Expected to reduce emissions and sell electricity to the grid, the truck is being tested by Ernsts Express AB.
Aug 31, 2023 // Transport, Sweden, hybrid, Europe, Scania, Electric, truck
Trucks Take Solar: EnFoil’s Flexible Panels
EnFoil, a European startup, is revolutionizing the solar industry with their innovative 2mm thick CIGS-based flexible solar panels. With an efficiency of 17% and 150 Wp/m², talks to integrate their panels onto truck roofs have begun. The European Research Council has supported this project and UHasselt is recruiting a researcher - a recognition of the product's potential.
Jul 24, 2023 // Technology, Transport, Europe, solar panel, Hasselt University
Ecojet: UK's 1st Renewable Energy Airline
Dale Vince's Ecojet is the UK's first electric airline powered by renewable energy, set to launch in 2024. Ecojet flights will feature sustainable meals, uniforms, and no single-use plastics. Flying with Ecojet will reduce carbon emissions by 90,000 tonnes annually and contribute to decarbonizing the aviation industry.
Jul 20, 2023 // Storage, Transport, UK, Europe, Ecojet
Charge On Sunshine: Tesla Embraces Home Solar
Charge your 2021 or newer Tesla with excess solar energy, thanks to Tesla's new "Charge on Solar" feature, available in the U.S. and Canada. Learn more about the history of solar-powered vehicle charging and other solar-roofed vehicles.
Jul 18, 2023 // Storage, Transport, TESLA
Unlimited Range, Solar Powered: S80 Solar Scooter
Introducing the S80 Solar Scooter: an electric scooter with a solar panel for electricity generation, eliminating range anxiety. It has a range of 22 miles, GPS, digital panel and a top speed of 15.5mph. Now available in the US for $1,400. Release date yet to be announced.
Jul 4, 2023 // Transport, Solar Scooter, Jiangsu Snail Zhixing Technology
GM Acquires Algolion to Spot EV Battery Fires
General Motors acquires Algolion, an Israel-based software startup developing software that can detect potential hazards in battery cells. Algolion's software uses data-streams to identify abnormalities in cell performance, and GM has created a new organization to lead the acquisition and scout out emerging battery technology.
Jul 3, 2023 // Transport, Asia, Israel, General Motors, Algolion
Revolutionary Nyobolt: Ultra-Fast Charging EVs in 6 Mins!
Experience faster charging for EVs with Nyobolt's revolutionary ultra-fast charging technology. This 35-kilowatt-hour pack can charge in under 6 minutes and has withstood 2000 charge cycles without degradation. Scaling up for larger battery packs, Nyobolt is bringing us closer to sustainable transportation solutions.
Jun 15, 2023 // Storage, Transport, electric vehicle, Nyobolt
Sea Zero: Hurtigruten Norway Unveils Zero-Emission Cruise Ship
Explore Norway with Hurtigruten Norway's Sea Zero project, the world's first zero-direct-emission electric cruise ship. Feat. wind technology, retractable sails, AI manoeuvring, multiple thrusters, 270 cabins, 500 guests & 99 crew. Tests & development start in 2021.
Jun 15, 2023 // Transport, Hurtigruten Norway
Solar trees could soon be charging your car
Metal trees with a seven-meter canopy of photovoltaic panels that generate electricity may soon be coming to car parks and shopping malls in the UK.
May 30, 2023 // Technology, Transport, solar tree
Sono Motors firms apply for protective shield and also self-administration procedures
Munich, Germany-based Sono Motors GmbH has actually submitted an application for supposed protective guard process-- an unique remedy under German insolvency law developed to speed up the submission of an insolvency plan to swiftly restructure a company.
May 18, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Transport, Sono Motors