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20 July

American Solar Challenge Stage 4 Result, Bill Gates & Steven Chu’s Discussion on Energy

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Dear Fellow Solar Enthusiasts,

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Here is a quick post on the outcome of Stage 4 of American Solar Challenge 2012, below (University of Michigan-First; Principia College-Second;CalSol-UC Berkeley-Third):

Team # and Name Normal Start 7/19 Verona Arrival 7/19 LaCrosse Finish 7/20 Stage 4 Penalty Time Stage 4 Elapsed Time
2 – Michigan 09:00:00 14:23:10 12:43:47 00:16:00 11:59:47
32 – Principia 09:02:00 16:21:44 15:16:31 00:02:00 14:18:31
254 – CalSol 09:03:00 16:31:04 16:30:46 00:03:00 15:33:46
9 – Iowa State 09:01:00 15:22:27 16:26:49 00:10:00 15:36:49
4 – MIT 09:10:00 15:33:23 16:04:52 00:56:00 16:00:52
35 – Minnesota 09:05:00 16:57:01 17:58:52 0:02:00 17:00:52
55 – Montreal 09:05:00 Trailer 10:58:57 28:58:57
5 – Illinois State 09:06:00 Trailer 11:54:57 29:54:57
256 – Oregon State 09:04:00 Trailer 13:11:09 31:11:09
20 – Western Michigan 09:04:00 Trailer 14:07:57 32:07:57
28 – New Paltz 09:08:00 Trailer TBD 18:00:00

Last updated 7/20/12 – 23:37 Central. Times given as hh:mm:ss.

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Remember that Stage 5 will be completed on July 21, 2012, between
La Crosse, WI to St. Paul, MN

  • Stage 5 will start on July 21st at Western Technical College, 750 Badger St (Parking Lot D), La Crosse, WI 54601
  • Finish on July 21st at Minnesota State Capitol, MLK Boulevard, St. Paul,
    MN 55155.
    Finish line closes at 4pm.

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Now that I’ve gotten your attention, I would also like to take this opportunity to share a video clip of a discussion/interview involving two leaders of our energy world, Mr. Bill Gates and Secretary of Department of Energy Steven Chu in discussing how America can meet and prosper from 21st century global energy challenges (moderated by John Podesta during the ARPA-E2012 Summit), below.


 

I would also like to share another important incentive policy for renewable/solar energy, Feed-In-Tariff (please click) that would help to speed up our transition into renewable energy age.

~have a bright and sunny day~

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19 July

Updates Before Results of Stage 4 of American Solar Challenge (ASC) 2012

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Hi, Dear Solar Enthusiasts,

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Before the results come in for Stage 4, I’d like to respond to some of your questions regarding regulations and solar cells of this race.  Details are in links below:

*Recall our July 18, 2012 post of http://sunisthefuture.net, where one would find the heaviest Finish Penalty Time by the MIT team;this is due to  the fact that the penalty, in this case, is based on how many miles the car is trailered (please refer to Regulations above, under 8.7  Time Penaltis)and MIT’s Chopper Del Sol experienced a moderate crash on Sunday, the second day of the race for American Solar Challenge 2012. Nevertheless, the spirited MIT students quickly repaired the damaged composite body in the lower front and the affected electrical system, regained the functioning of their solar car, and aimed to finish this race.  Yes, they have definitely shown us the importance of  not to be discouraged by momentary set backs and how to get back up on the horse/solar car, in this case, in life’s journey. We shall be cheering them on.

In case some of you missed the channel/uploaded videos from sunisthefuture.net in our previous post, you will find some of our uploaded interviews  at sunisthefuture channelsusansunnunamaker’s channel of Youtube.  At this channel, you will also find other interviews/reports of World Solar Challenge 2011 and various other informative video clips.  Enjoy!  More will be coming in future posts.  Until then….

~have a bright and sunny day~

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16 July

Photo Coverage of American Solar Challenge 2012

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Dear Readers & Friends,

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This post will be a continuing reporting on American Solar Challenge (ASC) 2012.  Since many of the ASC teams have displayed tremendous amount of team effort, enthusiasm, and support from their schools, community, and alumni, Sun Is The Future would like to take this opportunity to share images of these special moments that were necessary in order to make the ASC solar car race possible, moments of cooperative team spirit, of ingenuity in solving problems, of willingness to do what it takes to carry the torch toward our Renewable and Solar Energy Age….

Hope you will enjoy these photos below, all under ( Creative Commons with attribution: photographed by Susan Sun Nunamaker at www.sunisthefuture.net).

More interviews/videos with various team members will be coming in future posts. Until then,

~have a bright and sunny day~

written, photographed, and posted by sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker, sunisthefuture@gmail.com

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University of Michigan students unloading their solar car Quantum. Creative Commons w/attribution: photographed by Susan Sun Nunamaker of www.sunisthefuture.net

 

 

Illinois State University students were the first to arrive at display area (Rochester Institute of Technology) Creative Commons w/attribution:photographed by Susan Sun Nunamaker at www.sunisthefuture.net

MIT students discussing what to do next, this is a team with many students on their solar car team.Creative Commons w/attribution: photographed by Susan Sun Nunamaker at www.sunisthefuture.net

Oregon State University students & alumnus with their sharp looking orange solar car. Creative Commons w/attribution: photographed by Susan Sun Nunamaker at www.sunisthefuture.net

Principia College, a Liberal Arts College with only 500 students (and no Engineering College), have shown up/qualified in both World Solar Challenge 2011 in Australia and American Solar Challenge 2012 as a school with tremendous cooperative spirit and community support.Creative Commons w/attribution: photographed by Susan Sun Nunamaker at www.sunisthefuture.net

University of Minnesota students discussing various issues involved in setting up for their display. Creative Commons w/attribution: photographed by Susan Sun Nunamaker at www.sunisthefuture.net

Oregon State University students preparing for their display tent.Creative Commons w/attribution: photographed by Susan Sun Nunamaker at www.sunisthefuture.net

Michigan State University student guarding their solar car at the display area (Rochester Institute of Technology). Creative Commons w/attribution: photographed by Susan Sun Nunamaker at www.sunisthefuture.net

The other side of Illinois State University's charging team spirit, students and professors alike, to make this solar race possible.Creative Commons w/attribution: photographed by Susan Sun Nunamaker at www.sunisthefuture.net

a good look of Oregon State University solar car.Creative Commons w/attribution: photographed by Susan Sun Nunamaker at www.sunisthefuture.net

Iowa State University solar car charging from the sun.Creative Commons w/attribution: photographed by Susan Sun Nunamaker at www.sunisthefuture.net

University of Michigan students solving mechanical issues during the move.Creative Commons w/attribution: photographed by Susan Sun Nunamaker at www.sunisthefuture.net

MIT students overlooking their Chopper Del Sol solar car engine for final check.Creative Commons w/attribution: photographed by Susan Sun Nunamaker at www.sunisthefuture.net

Principia College students also received warm reception from their alumnus (who proudly commented that for Principia College students, "sky is the limit").Creative Commons w/attribution: photographed by Susan Sun Nunamaker at www.sunisthefuture.net

Charging moments/minutes for University of Minnesota solar car Sunpower.Creative Commons w/attribution: photographed by Susan Sun Nunamaker at www.sunisthefuture.net

Let's get a closer look of the Illinois State University's solar car.Creative Commons w/attribution: photographed by Susan Sun Nunamaker at www.sunisthefuture.net

Michigan State University with the new venture in solar race and alumnus and students anticipating solar future opportunities in our renewable energy age/world.Creative Commons w/attribution: photographed by Susan Sun Nunamaker at www.sunisthefuture.net

MIT's Solar Electric Vehicle Team's beautiful Chopper Del Sol solar car.Creative Commons w/attribution: photographed by Susan Sun Nunamaker at www.sunisthefuture.net

Illinois State University students carefully deal with every step of setting up for their display.Creative Commons w/attribution: photographed by Susan Sun Nunamaker at www.sunisthefuture.net

Iowa State University solar car Hyperion charging from the sun.Creative Commons w/attribution: photographed by Susan Sun Nunamaker at www.sunisthefuture.net

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