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A team of students from the University of New South Wales in Australia is hoping to add another record to their mantel tomorrow. 23. The Sunswift team, which is comprised of about 60 engineering, business and support members, had previously set a Guinness World Record for the fastest solar-powered vehicle in 2011 after it reached […]

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General Motors announced it is increasing its renewable energy use with 3 acres of new solar arrays at two Michigan facilities. The company’s processing center in Swartz Creek and engine plant in Flint will each feature 150 kilowatt ground-mount solar arrays. These are expected by General Motors (GM) to generate a combined 400,000 kilowatt hours […]

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Aston Martin’s race team will start using solar power to cool its cars in Le Mans type of endurance race, known as WEC. Aston Martin Racing signed a partnership agreement with solar technologies experts Hanergy Global Solar in a project exploring how the sun’s energy can be used to improve race car performance in the […]

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Jaguar Land Rover announced it has completed the installation of the UK’s largest rooftop solar panel array at its new Engine Manufacturing Center. This new manufacturing plant is located at i54 South Staffordshire and the British company said the plant has been designed with sustainability embedded throughout and has recently been awarded BREEAM’s “Excellent” rating […]

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Bentley may not yet have a hybrid or a PHEV in its luxurious lineup, but it is now building its cars with lots of green, rooftop-sourced, energy. Bentley Motors today welcomed Greg Barker, UK’s Energy and Climate Change Minister, to its headquarters in Pyms Lane, Crewe, to find out more about the recent installation of […]

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Volkswagen Chattanooga received a 2013 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The annual awards recognize the country’s leading green power users for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market. EPA presented Volkswagen Chattanooga with the award at an event held in […]

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The Sunswift solar car racing program at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia recently debuted their revolutionary new solar racer “eVe.” The eVe is aimed at demonstrating long-term ecological sustainability. The students who volunteer their efforts to Sunswift created eVe in the hopes of capturing another team championship at the 2013 World […]

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San Diego-based Envision Solar International, Inc. announced that it has completed the engineering and fabrication of the world’s first fully autonomous, fully mobile, fully renewable electric vehicle charging station. Named EV ARC, the charger is ready to ship to customers. Envision Solar describes itself as a leading sustainable infrastructure product designer and developer. According to […]

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SolarCity and American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced this week a partnership to make solar power more affordable and available to Honda and Acura customers in the U.S. The partnership is establishing an investment fund to finance $65 million in solar projects to assist Honda and Acura customers with the initial cost of solar power […]

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General Motors announced the company became a member of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). “Part of our renewable energy goal as a company involves helping other organizations learn how to successfully implement renewable energy strategies,” said Rob Threlkeld, renewable energy manager for GM. “Joining SEIA enables us to reach a pool of like-minded companies […]

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