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2013-10-10 12:21:07

TILBURG, The Netherlands, October 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The NUNA 7 team of Delft's University takes the World Championships of Solar Racing in Australia. With the very latest in solar and electronic technology, amongst the brand new, very efficient Filter Inductors of ISE Magnetics, the NUNA 7 crossed the line on Thursday morning to claim the title with an average speed of 90 km/h for the 3,000 km journey. ISE designed and produced the highly efficient high current...

UK Team Withdraws Solar Race After Crash
2013-10-07 12:18:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After suffering a debilitating setback in the form of a crash, a team of engineers from Cambridge University in the UK has announced they are withdrawing from this year’s World Solar Challenge (WSC), a solar-powered car race across the Australian Outback that takes place every two years. Last Tuesday, the team began the day by performing tests on their car, Resolution. “Unfortunately, we also did one unplanned test – of the...

2013-09-19 08:21:28

The University of New South Wales Sunswift Solar Racing team uses the Volta Racer and eVe to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers! SAN CARLOS, Calif., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The internationally recognized Sunswift solar car racing program (http://www.sunswift.com) at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia recently debuted their revolutionary new solar racer "eVe". The eVe not only inspires with its stunning design but also demonstrates...

2013-07-31 23:30:34

FoxFury Lighting Solutions is proud to sponsor the University of Michigan Solar Car Team (umsolar) in their effort to win the 2013 World Solar Challenge. FoxFury has provided umsolar with portable LED area lighting for night use during the 1,800 mile (3000 km) road race across the Australian Outback. Vista, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 FoxFury Lighting Solutions is proud to sponsor the University of Michigan Solar Car Team (umsolar) in their effort to win the 2013 World Solar Challenge....

Panasonic Shows Off World's Fastest Solar Car At CES
2012-01-11 04:52:08

Panasonic showed off the Tokai University's solar car Tuesday at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The car is the defending champion for the World Solar Challenge (WSC) in Australia, which is one of the largest solar-powered car races in the world. Panasonic is supplying the Japanese university team with its Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin-layer (HIT) solar cells.  The solar cells, along with the car, had a dedicated display among Panasonic's massive...

Winning teams Of Solar Car Race Announced
2011-10-20 08:28:09

A Japanese team from Tokai University won the World Solar Challenge today, after racing more than 1,800 miles on remote highways through the Australian Outback, dodging wildlife, wildfires and an explosion. Team Tokai crossed the finish line in Adelaide Thursday afternoon (local time) to claim back-to-back victories in the event, narrowly beating the Nuon Solar team from the Netherlands. The event was last held in 2009. Organizers of the event said it was one of the closest finishes in...

2011-10-19 12:00:00

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. today announced that it has donated $50,000 to both the Stanford Solar Car Project and the University of California, Berkeley's CalSol teams in order to help fund the teams' participation in the 2011 World Solar Challenge. The funds will help cover the costs of designing and building the solar vehicles, as well as the fees to enter the competition. The 2011 World Solar Challenge began on Oct. 16, 2011 in...

2011-10-18 06:00:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced that its technology has once again been chosen by the Umicore Belgian Solar Team to help fuel its bid to win the grueling Veolia World Solar Challenge, an endurance event from Darwin to Adelaide for solar powered cars. (Logo:...

2011-10-13 14:10:00

FoxFury Lighting Solutions, the official lighting partner of the University of Michigan Solar Car team (UMsolar), will illuminate UMsolar's race crew and Quantum Solar Car in the Australian Outback during the 2011 World Solar Challenge. This grueling 1,800 mile four-day biennial race across the desert begins Sunday October 16 in Darwin. Proper lighting will be vital in keeping UMsolarâs race crew safe and Quantum well maintained. Vista, CA (PRWEB) October 13, 2011 FoxFury...

2011-09-26 08:08:00

SYDNEY, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Doug Dean, Managing Director of Veolia Environmental Services Australia described the partnership as a natural fit with Veolia's proactive approach to developing viable and sustainable environmental solutions. "As a global leader in the provision of environmental services, Veolia is committed to supporting innovation which improves our environment, whilst also promoting renewable and alternative energy sources. We are therefore very proud to partner...