The Solar Energy Consortium Photovoltaic Innovation
CX(s) Applied: B5.1
Location(s): New York
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office
This is a new task added to the existing award, DE-EE00000332. The scope of work has been increased to support the State University of New York's (SUNY's) Solar Car project. Department of Energy funding will be used to purchase tools and parts for the car, and pay for travel and registration fees associated with participation in the American Solar Challenge race. The car parts procured will include solid-works design software, lithium-ion batteries, mono-crystalline silicon solar cells, lightweight composite body components, and low rolling resistant tires. Engineering students from SUNY will design, build, test, and race the solar powered vehicle, and students from several other majors are engaged in the financials, marketing, and website design. The construction of the car will take place in SUNY New Paltz's Resinick Engineering Hall. The university filled out a research and design questionnaire and based on the information provided, appropriate protocols for fire and laboratory safety are in place.