Maritime Energy Pavilion will energize Sea-Air-Space Expo

The Office of Naval Research will be joined by numerous companies highlighting the latest technological advances in the fields of reduced energy consumption, alternative fuels and power systems at Sea-Air-Space Maritime Energy Pavilion. [More]

At Florida State University, the Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS) is educating the next generation of power engineers and scientists

By Edward Lundquist at December 15, 2010 04:09
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At Florida State University, the Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS) is educating the next generation of power engineers and scientists Workshop examines Next-Generation Integrated Power Systems, Energy & Microgrids By Edward Lundquist The Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS), a multidisciplinary research center at Florida State University performing basic and applied research to advance the field of power systems technology, recently hosted a workshop on the Next Generation Integrated Power System (NGIPS).  The workshop at the FSU campus in Tallahassee, FL, marked the 10th anniversary of CAPS. The American Society of Naval Engineers held the two-day workshop, called “Road Ahead for NGIPS, Energy & Microgrid Systems 2010,” to bring together representatives from government, industry and academia to participate in panel discussions about ongoing and planned initiatives regarding naval power systems, alternative energy systems and micro-grids.  M... [More]

Frisian Solar Challenge

By Keith Henderson at July 12, 2010 05:48
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Last week the Third Frisian Solar Challenge took place in the Netherlands with
the competitors covering a 137 mile (220 km) course over a six day period. There
were a total of 40 teams comprising mainly technical colleges and universities
from eight countries with the furthest one coming from Brazil. The solar boat
race is divided into three classes: class A class for one-person boats, class B
class for two-person boats, and the open or Top class C may have a crew of any
size. To keep costs down, entries in the A and B classes are loaned solar
panels, the Top class is free to use as many panels as they wish limited in
practice to the vessel’s overall dimensions and a max power limit of 1750W. On
board battery storage with a maximum capacity of 1kWh is permitted. The overall
winner of class A was Team Sunrise (Netherlands) completing the course in 16hrs
06 mins at an average speed of 8.5mph, class B Energa Solar II (Poland) in 19hrs
25mins with an average of 7 mph and Top class Private Energy Solarboatteam
(Netherlands) in 11hrs 26mins averaging 12 mph [More]

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