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The 2017 US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon has come to a close in Denver. The competition tasks students with building prototype solar-powered houses and awards points based on categories including architecture, engineering, and innovation. This year's winner blends green design with a plan to encourage the surrounding community to get together and discuss ways to use less energy. ..C
Back in 2013 GoSun unveiled its first solar oven, using parabolic mirrors to focus sunlight, making a portable convection oven good for cooking a variety of foods without the need for a traditional heat source. Now, after several different iterations, the company is launching its cheapest and most portable version, the GoSun Go...Continue Reading GoSun's latest solar oven can boil water in 30
Nine times Holland's Nuon Solar Team have competed in the World Solar Challenge, a solar-powered endurance race across Australia, and it has now claimed the title in all but two of those events. The result was never really in doubt, with the team's Nuna 9 solar car leading from beginning to end and crossing the finish line on Thursday two hours ahead of its nearest rival. ..Continue Reading H
marking the 30th anniversary  year of the solar car race, the team presented an improved design of the previous year's nuna8.The post nuon’s ‘nuna9’ wins world solar challenge 2017, a coast to coast race across australia appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
The most effective way of discovering planets beyond our Solar System has been through observing occultations when a body passes in front of its host star. Astronomers have now used that method to get a better look at a little-known dwarf planet much closer to home: Haumea, which orbits the Sun beyond Neptune. The observations not only gave scientists a better understanding of the planet's si
Competitors have covered thousands of kilometers since the World Solar Challenge kicked off on Sunday, but in a way not much has changed since then. Defending champions Nuon remain in the lead heading into the final day of racing, as adverse conditions appear to be doing the rest of the solar-powered field no favors...Continue Reading Gaps open up on home stretch of World Solar ChallengeCateg
The World Solar Challenge has kicked off for another year, with Holland's Nuon Solar Team taking an early lead. The challenge has competing teams from all over the world race solar-powered vehicles thousands of kilometers across the Australian Outback, with defending champion Nuon looking to claim its seventh title...Continue Reading Dutch solar racing powerhouse shines on day one of World So
Solar panels that can be unfurled like carpet could be a game changer where portable power solutions are needed, like in the wake of a natural disaster, for example. Cardiff Council in the UK is about to test out this technology on a small island off the coast of Wales, as a new way of possibly shoring up its energy requirements for the future. ..Continue Reading Roll-out solar panels to powe
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban has completed a music complex near Paris, featuring an egg-shaped auditorium and a wall of solar panels that move to follow the path of the sun. Read more
The Sunswift Violet set off on a meet and greet tour earlier this week, ahead of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge next month. The four-seat electric sedan rocks 284 microcrystalline solar cells on the upper surfaces of the vehicle, giving a peak output of 1.1 kW, and has been designed for "practicality, speed and endurance." Such aspects will be tested to their limits during the 3,021 km


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