Category Archives: Vehicle Integrated PV (VIPV)

Alta Devices sets 29.1% solar efficiency record; NASA selects Alta Devices for International Space Station Test

NASA is testing Alta Devices solar technology at the International Space Station in order to evaluate Alta’s technology for future NASA low-Earth orbit missions, including powering CubeSats. Alta Devices also recently announced a new efficiency record of 29.1% for its single junction solar cell, as certified by Fraunhofer ISE CalLab, marking the seventh consecutive time, dating back to 2010, that Alta Devices

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Bye Aerospace’s Solar Electric “StratoAirNet” Prototype Completes 1st Flight

Bye Aerospace announced the successful completion of the first flight of the solar electric technology demonstrator prototype for its “StratoAirNet” and “Solesa” families of medium-altitude aircraft systems. The piloted prototype first flight and subsequent flight tests took place at Northern Colorado Regional Airport, north of Loveland. George E. Bye, CEO and Founder of Bye Aerospace, described the first flight as

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Silent and sustainable – Torqeedo’s Deep Blue Hybrid system optimizes luxury catamarans

Torqeedo is pleased to announce the re-launch of Moonwave, a Gunboat 60 catamaran recently refit with the latest version of Torqeedo’s award-winning Deep Blue Hybrid system. Torqeedo’s quiet, efficient and reliable electric motors make the high-tech carbon sailing yacht more independent, lighter, and more environmentally friendly. This luxury carbon sailing yacht was upgraded with twin DEEP BLUE 25 kW electric

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Torqeedo powers Spain’s first solar-electric passenger ferry

Torqeedo is supplying the electric integrated propulsion system for the new aluminum ECOCAT solar-electric passenger ferry, which was recently launched and will enter service on Spain’s Mediterranean coast later this summer. The 18-meter ferry, built by the Metaltec Naval shipyard in Cantabria, runs on electricity generated by 120 photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of the vessel. To maximize solar

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