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A.Syme

It's one of the holy grails of powered flight, being able to fly indefinitely on solar power. There are several organizations working on this, the pay off for this will be big.
The big problem is finding low weight high-density power storage for non-daylight hours.

Peter Buck

ALTAIR NANOTECHNOLOGIES (http://www.altairnano.com/) recently announced a breakthrough lithium battery which could cut battery weight in half (http://www.evworld.com/view.cfm?section=communique&newsid=10734). Also, at that altitude, the plane could soar for much of the night, then climb during the following day.

Anthony

Stratospheric platforms are a great idea. Like many new technologies, the challenges would be best solved if they were approached separately. First, aircraft of various specific payload-carrying capabilities need to be designed. Second, kits containing solar panels, batteries and communications gear need to be designed to meet the different payload levels. Third, information on stratospheric winds needs to be made widely available so that planners can know how feasible various schemes are. Fourth, communications models need to be standardized and approved by various governments. Stratospheric platforms can only succeed if the United States and the European Union fund and champion them.

Solar Panels Guy

That's a very interesting prospect - but moreso for the military than the progressive energy camp. Aircraft that can stay in the air for such long periods of time without resupply would be a great asset.

Jonathan

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the trandoshans have alredy owned u hewmens in space travel so quit bragin about stupid glass walls onn space ships that make very very little power

Becky

To whom it may concern,
I am writing on behalf of the Web Development Team here at Silicon Solar, a company located in upstate New York and we are promoting Renewable Energy. We offer an extensive line of home electric and hot water systems to garden lights and fountains, great for any budget. In addition to home décor, we also offer an exclusive line of DIY kits from cells to solar cars, which are great for educational purposes.
Silicon Solar includes an active and involved staff that wants to make a difference. A main priority Silicon Solar focuses on, is educating today’s youth. Renewable Energy is starting to become more and more popular, it is important these youth are educated-it is their future! Silicon Solar dedicates time and resources to local area schools, providing them the educational tools to learn and understand the benefits. These students are putting together the systems with the help of Silicon Solar’s Team and will continue to observe data. What better way than to learn firsthand and experience the educational benefit.
Silicon Solar has donated a SunMaxx Thermosyphon Solar Hot Water System to a local school for the educational purposes. The Solar Hot Water System allows the students to work first hand with cutting-edge technology along with understanding the economic and ecological benefits. Through research and understanding, the students plan to monitor the Solar Hot Water System readings and will be gaining more and more understanding of the future technology.
This past fall, Silicon Solar installed its own SunMaxx Solar Hot Water System and a PV System to charge a battery bank in our Bainbridge, NY facility. Having this set-up is great for viewers and visitors to see exactly how the Solar Hot Water System and the PV System ties into your home. Viewers and visitors get the opportunity to see firsthand the installations, along with the benefit of speak with a highly educated representative.
You can visit our News & Press Releases at http://www.siliconsolar.com/news-and-press-releases.php for more featured news articles on Silicon Solar.
Educating today’s society on Renewable Energy is a big task however, very beneficial. With having Silicon Solar as a link on your webpage, the word of Renewable Energy can be spread - one click at a time.
We appreciate your time and consideration and we look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely,
Silicon Solar Web Department

Becky

To whom it may concern,
I am writing on behalf of the Web Development Team here at Silicon Solar, a company located in upstate New York and we are promoting Renewable Energy. We offer an extensive line of home electric and hot water systems to garden lights and fountains, great for any budget. In addition to home décor, we also offer an exclusive line of DIY kits from cells to solar cars, which are great for educational purposes.
Silicon Solar includes an active and involved staff that wants to make a difference. A main priority Silicon Solar focuses on, is educating today’s youth. Renewable Energy is starting to become more and more popular, it is important these youth are educated-it is their future! Silicon Solar dedicates time and resources to local area schools, providing them the educational tools to learn and understand the benefits. These students are putting together the systems with the help of Silicon Solar’s Team and will continue to observe data. What better way than to learn firsthand and experience the educational benefit.
Silicon Solar has donated a SunMaxx Thermosyphon Solar Hot Water System to a local school for the educational purposes. The Solar Hot Water System allows the students to work first hand with cutting-edge technology along with understanding the economic and ecological benefits. Through research and understanding, the students plan to monitor the Solar Hot Water System readings and will be gaining more and more understanding of the future technology.
This past fall, Silicon Solar installed its own SunMaxx Solar Hot Water System and a PV System to charge a battery bank in our Bainbridge, NY facility. Having this set-up is great for viewers and visitors to see exactly how the Solar Hot Water System and the PV System ties into your home. Viewers and visitors get the opportunity to see firsthand the installations, along with the benefit of speak with a highly educated representative.
You can visit our News & Press Releases at http://www.siliconsolar.com/news-and-press-releases.php for more featured news articles on Silicon Solar.
Educating today’s society on Renewable Energy is a big task however, very beneficial. With having Silicon Solar as a link on your webpage, the word of Renewable Energy can be spread - one click at a time.
We appreciate your time and consideration and we look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely,
Silicon Solar Web Department

ThinkSolar

This is a beautiful project, very interesting, although I fear that will remain only a prototype or a good idea

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I guess you wouldn't want to "fly off into the sunset" with a solar plane, though. You wouldn't get very far. :-)

Ken D

Hello to Everyone:
I don't knoe if it's appropriate or not to post job opportunities on this blog, but I am a partner in an Executive Search Firm that is seeking an Electrical Power Systems Engineer for a client.The position will be located in either their Virginia or Mass. facility. They prefer a full time employee, however will consider a contractor.
The basic Position Description is as follows:
This person will be responsible for electrical engineering and conceptual design associated with electrical power systems and electric propulsion for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at Aurora’s Research and Development Center. Work will focus on developing innovative air vehicle designs including high-altitude UAVs, long-endurance UAVs, micro- and nano-UAVs, and other types of aircraft. This person will perform design and development of electric-based aircraft propulsion systems, including motors, batteries, power control electronics, and solar cells. This will include elements of electrical, systems, and mechanical engineering.• Minimum B.S. in electrical, mechanical or aerospace engineering. Advanced degree preferred.
• Experience and formal education in the design of aircraft electrical power systems, including configuration trades, sizing, modeling, systems architecture, component selection, and design optimization.
• Must be familiar with solar cell technology, high performance power storage devices including batteries and fuel cells, and reliable energy management and storage systems.
• Must have knowledge of entire system chain of electric storage and propulsion, ranging from battery chemistry and charging to motor and power controllers, to advanced brushless motor design.
I thought given the nature of this blog there might be someone interested or may know of someone looking for an exciting opportunity.
Anyone interested can contact me directly at [email protected]
Thank you all for your time and for creating a very interesting blog.
KD

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Azfar A Khan

Could somebody tell me how much it would cost to set up:

A solar cells manufacturing factory in US $?

A solar panels manufacturing factory?

The cost of the land should not be included. Just the machinery, training, etc (from A to Z).

Regards,

Azfar A Khan,
Pakistan.
[email protected]

Denny

This article and some of the posts have given me an idea. Why doesn't the United States become the world leader in solar technology? This could result in perhaps millions of new jobs in an area that would significantly reduce our dependence on getting oil from countries that do not look at us so favorably.

Azfar A Khan

A good idea indeed! But, what about the oil tycoons who have invested billions in oil industry? If somebody was really interested then a lot of research would have been carried out in improving the efficiency of solar cells. It wasn't something that couldn't have been achieved.

I would like to place here a quotation:

The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.

Ralph Nader, Politician and Activist Azfar A Khan
Pakistan
[email protected]

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Really fascinating topic!

I'm glad that a lot more people are taking renewable energy far more seriously these days. I'm certainly a fan of renewable energy and love the feeling of knowing I am helping the environment, even if I am just one person! Hopefully much more persons will come around in time, sooner the better! I live in California and we have panels up on the roof for solar power, operates good!

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It's one of the holy grails of powered flight, being able to fly indefinitely on solar power. There are several organizations working on this, the pay off for this will be big.
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These machines are genius. Talk about the technology. I am surprised that they can fly in most weather conditons. Clearly they are durable despite their lightweight and solar power base.

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