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Stanford Solar Car Project: Racing | Energy Seminar | John Deutch - At Up-Tube.com

Stanford Solar Car Project: Racing Energy Seminar | John Deutch 1 day ago   46:39

Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy
To commemorate the 25th year anniversary of the Stanford Solar Car Project, the Precourt Institute for Energy presents a documentary about the Stanford team's top-five finish in the 2013 World Solar Challenge - a grueling 2000-mile race across the Australian outback. The documentary features team members, family and industry supporters, including project sponsors Panasonic and STMicroelectronics, as well as Google and Tesla Motors.

Founded in 1989, the Stanford Solar Car Project is a student-run organization fueled by its members’ passion for environmentally minded technology. The team designs, builds, and races solar-powered vehicles to compete in the World Solar Challenge, a major international event held every other year in Australia. In the 2013 World Solar Challenge, the Stanford car, Luminos, placed fourth, the best performance in Stanford history, earning them the title of America's top solar car team. A new team and a new car will compete in the next World Solar Challenge in October 2015.

Unlike many universities that compete in Australia, the Stanford Solar Car Project consists primarily of undergraduates, providing students a unique opportunity to gain valuable hands-on engineering and business experience, while raising community awareness of the power of solar energy and the need for lighter, more efficient vehicles.

Team members balance their involvement with work and academics, but always remain dedicated to the collective effort of building one of the world’s most efficient vehicles from scratch and competing against other universities from around the world. Members typically join the project with little to no engineering background and gradually build their knowledge while working on a vehicle.

As the documentary shows, coordinating a project of this magnitude requires considerable management and planning, giving students the opportunity to develop vital business skills in an engineering environment. With this approach, the team has fostered nine generations of vehicles, proving that a hands-on education in creative design and execution can produce impressive results.

The documentary is produced by Mark Shwartz, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University.

For information about sponsoring the Stanford Solar Car Project visit:

Additional background:
Stanford Solar Car Project: http://solarcar.stanford.edu/

World Solar Challenge: http://www.worldsolarchallenge.org/

Precourt Institute for Energy: https://energy.stanford.edu/

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How have the cars improved over the past 25 years?
James P
Nice to see this happening, and the ORIGINAL owner of Tesla. :D

Bit disappointed to not see any new technologies of your own..
Akash Suryavanshi
Future car 😍
Tan8ous’ Spot
“And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men, to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones withal. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvellously helped, till he was strong.”
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Nannette Battista
Go to Avasva eco blog and learn how to do it.
Adriel M
Props for Twente putting beer on their solar array at 38:37
45 minutes of talking and nobody mentions how many watts their car generates... what a waste of time .. made for morons
This could easily consume my life. This is the future.
The people in charge keep saying it's so incredible that these students have built a car without having graduated yet. What does the graduation ceremony have to do with competence? They built a battery with a management system, and have not even graduated yet! oh, wow! Amazing! (sarcasm)
It is great that the support was provided in so many ways for the students. And what a great car!
Hermann Otto
typical documetary.lots of mouthwatering shots but no information about speed range,batteries They need because of shade
mexcan fun
I would like a normal car covered with solar cells to charge the battery all day long.
Put the 100-panel solar home before the e-car.

The fastest & safest way to stop global warming is to
build 100-panel solar homes.

The most amazing race to watch is the race to shut down all nukes in Germany by 2-26-2022.
In only 6 years Germany will shut down all its nukes by building 100,000 new 100-panel solar homes
& 100,000 new windmills.

If Germany can do this so can California, but only if we build
a massive number of decentralized 100-panel solar homes.

We do not want centralized, giant solar farms, controlled by Big Oil, which controls most of the ideas coming out of Stanford U.,

We do not want "Clean Power SF" which was created by Shell Oil.
Read the article "Feeding the beast to green the planet?"
on line, in Solar Times.

Yes you can build a 100-panel solar home.
It takes less time and costs less money that flying to a rally
at the UN in NYC.

Please vote for Supervisor Scott Wiener, the author of the great SF law that requires all new buildings to be solar powered.

Scott is running for State Senate in California.
Help Scott continue his great work in the Senate.

This will give the working class the lions share of income from selling solar onto the grid.
J Rad
How would the mini boost pack (various capacitors) work in the solar car design?
Agents of the Royal Family
the future, for when we run out of gas
how in the world can 1.6 million dollars be spent on this ?!?!?!
Rob K
specs? what is the motor wattage/voltage, battery voltage/amp hours, vs. watts/amps that solar panels produce. I think this is critical information to understand how this is all possible.
I saw one just like this, or it is it, Idk, but it looked awesome, my dad was like, "What is that thing?" lol
Magnetic Flywheel working principle New Invention In The World
India tv news
Best Bike Wheel In The World
Best Cycle Wheel in The world
What kind of material was used for this car? Fiberglass?
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Energy Seminar | John Deutch Stanford Solar Car Project: Racing 1 day ago   09:43

The declining cost of hybrid electric systems (HES) involving solar, wind, and energy storage suggests that carbon free (or nearly free) electricity generation is becoming competitive with combined cycle natural gas. The distinctive contribution of this article is the suggestion that the best way to establish the credibility of the HES pathway is to organize an early large-scale demonstration of the operation and cost of a carbon free (or nearly free) HES ability to reliably meet the electricity demand of a relatively large service area rather than rely on government sponsored large scale demonstration projects or regulatory mandates compelling deployment of storage. This policy recommendation is supported by an original analysis of the cost of the HES to meet a demand load at a particular location in the ERCOT service area, and the sensitivity of this cost to one-hundred percent availability is reported.

Presented by John Deutch. Paper Co-Authored by Marco Ferrara and Yet-Ming Chiang.

Speaker Biography:

John Deutch is an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Deutch has been a member of the MIT faculty since 1970, and has served as Chairman of the Department of Chemistry, Dean of Science, and Provost. Mr. Deutch has published over 160 technical publications in physical chemistry, as well as numerous publications on technology, energy, international security, and public policy issues. He served as Director of Central Intelligence from May 1995-December 1996. From 1994-1995, he served as Deputy Secretary of Defense and served as Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology from 1993-1994. He has also served as Director of Energy Research (1977-1979), Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Technology (1979), and Undersecretary (1979-80) in the United States Department of Energy. He is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.