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Fixed Solar Impulse 2 will go away

Fixed Solar Impulse 2 will go away

After nearly seven months of hiatus in Hawaii – caused by a malfunction – the electric plane Solar Impulse 2 will soon continue its great journey. The new equipment and the team responsible for this project are installed, hoping to prevent a repeat of last year’s situation.

Launched last year around the world’s first electric plane, whose main source of energy is solar panels, may soon be successful. The event started in March last year was discontinued several months later, during the trip from Japan to Hawaii. Although a five-day flight without any break allowed to break the record of flight length and distance traveled this amazing machine, but severely damaged it.

During the inspection in Hawaii, it turned out that the high temperature destroyed the storage batteries generated by the photovoltaic cells covering the wings, so the flight was impossible.

Over the past seven months, the machine was grounded as service work ended, replacing batteries, and installing a new battery stabilization and cooling system.

The 90-minute test flight showed no problems, so at the end of April Solar Impulse 2 will be able to continue the journey. Its first stage will be a four-day flight from Hawaii to the west coast of the United States, and then back to its starting point, Abu Dhabi.

Solar Impulse 2 is an airplane with a wingspan of up to 72 meters, so it is significantly larger than the Boeing 747, however, its weight is only 2300 kg. It was obtained through the use of carbon fiber, as well as the special technology used in racing yachts, which makes the plating three times lighter than paper. The machine is powered by four electric motors, which deliver 17,248 photovoltaic panels of just 135 microns thick, embedded in the wing surface and protected with fluorine copolymer. The energy produced by them is then stored in polymer batteries of a total weight of 633 kg.

Thanks to this drive the machine has almost unlimited range and moves at an average speed of 50-100 km / h.

Posted by Carmen Coleman in My Blog
The Chinese have created a car for solar energy

The Chinese have created a car for solar energy

Chinese automotive products are starting to slowly conquer the world and in a few years most of the cars found on the road will come from your center. Interestingly, not only big companies are involved in car design, but also companies that have so far had little to do with motoring.

China Vanke, one of the largest Chinese developers, has decided to be in a completely new market sector for him and has just finished designing his first autonomous car. The manufacturer assures that the tests of the new vehicle have been completed and will be ready for sale next month.

The car created by the Vanke engineers is certainly not as beautiful and looks like a cable car’s cabin, so to speak, its front and back. However, this is not particularly important, because it is an autonomous vehicle, so the passenger is alike anyway, because his role is to sit back and sit back and wait for the vehicle to arrive.

The car is powered by solar batteries that charge the batteries to provide enough power for the whole ride. There are six chairs in the interior, and the entire deck can travel at a maximum speed of 35 km / h and travel with built-in GPS or magnetic track.

Posted by Carmen Coleman in My Blog
The Chinese have created a car for solar energy

The Chinese have created a car for solar energy

Chinese automotive products are starting to slowly conquer the world and in a few years most of the cars found on the road will come from your center. Interestingly, not only big companies are involved in car design, but also companies that have so far had little to do with motoring.

China Vanke, one of the largest Chinese developers, has decided to be in a completely new market sector for him and has just finished designing his first autonomous car. The manufacturer assures that the tests of the new vehicle have been completed and will be ready for sale next month.

The car created by the Vanke engineers is certainly not as beautiful and looks like a cable car’s cabin, so to speak, its front and back. However, this is not particularly important, because it is an autonomous vehicle, so the passenger is alike anyway, because his role is to sit back and sit back and wait for the vehicle to arrive.

The car is powered by solar batteries that charge the batteries to provide enough power for the whole ride. There are six chairs in the interior, and the entire deck can travel at a maximum speed of 35 km / h and travel with built-in GPS or magnetic track.

Posted by Carmen Coleman in My Blog