Latest Solar car racing Stories

2009-10-26 08:26:57

A 1,860-mile solar car race in Australia started in the city of Darwin on Sunday, organizers announced. The cars revved up at 8:30 am on a trip that will conclude mid-week in Adelaide. "We had 32 vehicles start this morning," said Mike Drewer, a spokesman for the World Solar Challenge, told AFP on Sunday. "The first away was Aurora 101 from Australia, having set the fastest speed time yesterday." The Nuna team came out as number one in 2007, 2005, 2003 and 2001, but was forced to rebuild its...

2009-07-31 10:58:00

SECAUCUS, N.J., July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) today announced its support of the Solar Electric Vehicle Team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT SEVT), in their participation of the Global Green Challenge (GGC), to be held in October 2009 in Australia. Under the sponsorship agreement, Panasonic is providing the MIT SEVT team with its high-capacity (2.9 Ah), lithium-ion batteries to be used in the team's vehicle. Panasonic will have the...

2009-06-09 14:19:56

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the participants and dates for its 2009 Solar Decathlon. The Oct. 9-18 competition in Washington challenges students to design and develop houses that can provide their own energy from sunlight. The 20 collegiate teams from the United States, Canada, Spain and Germany will each build a completely self-sufficient solar powered house, showcasing energy-efficient amenities and smart home systems that provide reduced carbon emissions without sacrificing...

2008-08-26 12:00:00

By Journal Staff Report The 2008 Solar Fiesta, sponsored by the New Mexico Solar Energy Association, will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 20 and 21 at Highland High School in Albuquerque, 4700 Coal SE. The theme for this year's fiesta is "It's Easy Being Green." The Solar Fiesta offers a wide array of classes for adults, activities for children, and exhibits of products and services that can help save money on energy bills, generate renewable energy, and conserve natural resources....

2006-10-27 15:00:57

FREDERICK, Md., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BP today announced it will once again be a major sponsor of the 2007 Solar Decathlon. The company also was a primary sponsor of the 2002 and 2005 Solar Decathlons. As in the previous competitions, BP Solar again will offer all teams discounted solar materials and technological counseling. BP also will support the event through activities such as hosting functions, sponsoring team gifts and awards, providing volunteer support, and...

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