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. See also: Top EV Stocks 

Long-range energy transport in perovskite nanocrystal films
Producing clean power and lowering the power intake of illumination and personal gadgets are key difficulties to reduce the effect of contemporary world on the atmosphere. Therefore, the surging demand for solar cells and also light-emitting tools is driving researchers to explore brand-new semiconductor products and enhance their performances, while decreasing the production expenses.
Jan 13, 2021 // Technology, Transport, solar cells, perovskite, NTU, Tze Chien Sum, David Giovanni, Marcello Righetto
Tips to Scrap Your Car and Go Green
Scrap cars are cars that have been deemed unredeemable by ordinary mechanics but they still have value to other people. In many cases, such vehicles end up in junk yards. But, is this really necessary?
Jan 4, 2021 // Transport
Sono Motors shuts financing round of EUR45 million
Sono Motors, developer of the Sion solar electric automobile, has increased a further EUR45 million ($54 million).
Dec 17, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, Transport, Sono Motors
Aptera Reveals First Never Charge Solar Electric Vehicle
Aptera Motors has presented the very first solar electrical vehicle that calls for on the house for most day-to-day usage and boasts a variety of 1000 miles per fee.
Dec 8, 2020 // Transport, USA, North America, electric vehicle, EVs, Aptera, Solar Electric Vehicle, Chris Anthony
US city switches on solar road
Colas Group's Wattway panels will certainly create electrical energy to provide an EV charger at Peachtree Corners' city hall
Dec 4, 2020 // Transport, USA, North America, solar roadway, Brandon Branham
Tougher Battery Standards Sought by EU in Shift to Electric Cars
Europe intends to impose more stringent ecological requirements for batteries as it begins a radical economic overhaul readied to enhance electrical lorries and also tidy power.
Nov 30, 2020 // Storage, Transport, electric cars, Europe, Virginijus Sinkevicius
Scientists find development for solar-powered vehicles
In October 2020, the University of York in the UK, collaborating with NOVA University Lisbon, increased the capability of solar panels to take in light by a spectacular 125% by 3D geometry like a square block maze. This enhances the diffraction price indicating probability of light being soaked up. They guarantee lighter, thinner, less expensive, more flexible solar panels.
Nov 6, 2020 // Transport, UK, Solar Panels, Europe, flexible, Christian Schuster
First Solar Powered Miniature Train in India Launched in Kerala
A solar energy powered mini train billed as the very first of its kind in India was inaugurated at the Veli Tourist Village in Kerala by CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Nov 3, 2020 // Transport, India, Asia, Kadakampalluy Surendran, Pinarayi Vijayan
Sono Motors couple with Fraunhofer ISE to examine solar cells in EVs
German solar electric automobile producer Sono Motors is to join the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) to examine and also certify the business's innovation for integrating solar cells into the bodywork of electric automobiles (EVs).
Oct 23, 2020 // Transport, Sono Motors, Fraunhofer ISE, EVs, Mathieu Baudrit, Harry Wirth, Laurin Hahn
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 News, 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