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Renault Zoe Leaves The Competition In The Dust In Europe (Europe February Electric Car Sales)

The European EV market had over 16,000 registrations last month, up 20% over February 2016, with YTD numbers up 38% year over year (YoY). The market is set to surpass 300,000 units (310,00) by year end. While the EV share is firmly north of the 1% mark, this growth is in no small part due to a refreshed BEV, that’s just gotten a 40 kWh battery

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Tesla Crushes Electric “Competition” In US

US EV Sales 2015 - December

Originally published on EV Obsession. I’m still waiting for all of the 2015 automotive sales numbers to roll in before publishing my monthly electric car sales report, but the numbers from most of the big players are in, so I thought it would be worth highlighting the main story. Nissan sold 17,269 LEAFs in 2015 (including [&hellip

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Solar Cup: Largest Solar-Powered Boat Competition (VIDEO)


Originally published on 1Sun4All.

Three days of racing launches this Friday, May 16 at Metropolitan Water District’s (mwdh20) 12th annual Solar Cup at Lake Skinner in Temecula Valley, California, reports mwdh2o. The nation’s largest solar-powered boat competition features nearly 700 students on 40 southland high school teams. Here’s some more info from mwdh20:

12th Annual Solar Cup 2014

The Official Solar Cup Video

There are many videos available on YouTube for the Solar Cup Competition, this is the official video made in 2008 and gives us the best overview of the very cool event.  

About 10,000 students have participated in Solar Cup™ since the inaugural event launched with just eight boats in 2002. The program is a team-based educational competition that allows students to apply their skills in math, physics, engineering and communications, while learning about Southern California’s water sources, resource management, conservation and alternative energy development.

solar cup Image courtesy of mwdh20

Since building identical hulls last November from kits supplied by Metropolitan, students have worked nights and weekends to maximize their boats’ endurance, speed and mechanical and electrical efficiencies. Over the past few months, working with their sponsoring Metropolitan member and local agencies, they have equipped the 16-foot-long shells with solar panels, batteries, electrical systems, drive trains, propellers and rudders.

solar cup Image courtesy of mwdh20

The weekend of racing culminates the students’ school-year commitment to learning about alternative energy, water conservation, sustainability, engineering and teamwork.

Solar Cup serves as an educational benchmark for our future workforce while students gain hands-on lessons in science, technology, engineering and environmental sciences to round out their textbook curriculum. –Solar Cup coordinator Julie Miller, a state-certified teacher in Metropolitan’s education programs.

The competition begins with teams being put through a series of qualifying events by
Metropolitan and a technical advisory team from Harvey Mudd and Occidental colleges to ensure boats meet rules and are safe and seaworthy. The races will be followed by an awards ceremony, with trophies awarded in veteran and rookie divisions for teams with the highest points, as well as to teams honored for “Hottest-Looking Boat,” teamwork and sportsmanship.

Winners are the teams with the highest number of points gained in the competitions, technical inspections, submission of three technical reports and creation of a public service announcement focusing on water conservation.

Solar Cup 2012 PSA

Races are easily visible from the lake shoreline and are open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with free admission and parking. More local information is available here.

Event videos and photos from past Solar Cup events can be found under Education Programs at Metropolitan’s website, mwdh2o.com.

For a look back at the evolution of solar-powered boats, check out this article: “Firefly” — Solar-Powered Boat Putting Progress into a Modern Perspective

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This New Electric Car Is Demolishing The Competition In China

It’s hard to keep up with the Chinese electric car market — it’s harder to find a good, reliable source for Chinese EV news. Oh yeah, wait, there were hardly any EV sales in China last year — not much has been going on there. But things may be changing fast. The BYD Qin, which

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Solar Energy Powered Wheelchair Wins Competition – Energy Collective

Solar Energy Powered Wheelchair Wins Competition
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A solar-powered prototype of a wheelchair with retractable solar panels was the winner of the Change My World in One Minute organized by the 2012 World Cerebral Palsy Day. The project was conceived by a student from the University of Virginia School of 

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W.Va. teen wins national Earth Day competition – Charleston Gazette

W.Va. teen wins national Earth Day competition
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For winning the national Earth Day competition, Rachel Pence met Claes Nobel, the founder of the National Society of High School Scholars. He belongs to the family who funds the Nobel prizes, and he presented Rachel with her award and a check for $ 500

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Entries for this year’s Environmental Photographer of the Year Competition

From rarely glimpsed scenes in the depths of the ocean to dramatic shots of nature, red in tooth and claw, these entries for this year’s Environmental Photographer of the Year Competition capture our natural environment in all its intricate detail
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The 2011 Photographic Competition for the Marine Environment – Malta Independent Daily

For the fifth consecutive year, Din l-Art Helwa is organising a photographic competition for the marine environment in order to raise awareness about the importance and state of the coastline and surrounding waters of the Maltese Islands. This initiative …
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New Lothrop team wins state competition – Argus Press

NEW LOTHROP — For the first time, a team from the New Lothrop Ecology Club has claimed top honors in the annual Michigan Envirothon Competition, qualifying the team for an international contest this summer. A week after the victory, the six New Lothrop …
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UN Launches Photo Competition for Environment Day – Zawya.com

Beirut, 13 May 2011 (UN Information Service)– To celebrate the World Environment Day 2011, Greening the Blue – a UN program to make all its agencies climate neutral and green – and the UN Photographic Society have joined forces to launch the first in …
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