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ELEKTRO 12/2017 was released on December 6th 2017. Its digital version will be available on January 5th 2018.

Topic: Measurement, measuring devices and engineering; Testing and diagnostics

Main Article
Measurements on rotating machines using SFRA method
Application possibilities of ultra-capacitors or LiFePO4 batteries in trolley network of the Brno Public Transit Company

SVĚTLO (Light) 6/2017 was released on December 11th 2017. Its digital version will be available on january 11th 2018.

Lighting installations
The lighting of university building Centrale Supélec in Saclay in France
The light for our future

Daylight
Application and judgment light guides Solatube®

Lightyear is set for 2019 debut of its solar-powered car

03.07.2017 | TechXplore | www.techxplore.com

A company called Lightyear aims to make a big difference in pushing electric cars into greener pastures. They have worked on a four-wheel drive solar-powered car and they said it can drive for months —in sunny conditions—without charging.

Generally it's almost impossible to add any meaningful power to an electric vehicle using solar since there's not enough surface to install solar cells in order to supply the power needed to move vehicles that often weigh over 3,000 lbs.

Lightyear

Patrick Caughill in Futurism: “The vehicle promised will be powered by energy stored in a battery that can be charged both by a standard (3.7 kW) outlet, as well as solar panels in the vehicle's body. In a sunny environment like Hawaii, the car could theoretically run for months between charges. Even without the sun, the car could run for a significant range.

Read more at TechXplore

Image Credit: Lightyear

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