VIDEO: Self-flying electric car successfully takes its maiden voyage

April 21, 2017 by  
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Forget the flying cars you’ve seen in sci-fi movies because the air transportation of the future is going to be way better than we imagined – at least, if Lilium Aviation has anything to do with it. The aviation company recently unveiled their all-electric, self-flying car. And while there are quite a few flying car prototypes driving, er, flying around right now, Lilium sets itself apart with its electric engine and vertical takeoff, which the company successfully tested for the first time this week. The vehicle is powered by 36 electric jet engines. Electric powered-flight is just developing, but Lilium has figured out how to make it work in its prototype. “It’s the same battery that you can find in any Tesla,” co-founder Patrick Nathen told The Verge . The battery consumes 90 percent less than current drone aircraft. The craft has a flight speed of 186 mph with a range of 186 miles per charge. Related: AeroMobil is launching a flying car that you can actually buy this year Lilium’s prototype is a two-seater, but the company plans to eventually make a 5-seat vehicle that can be used as an air taxi. For the maiden voyage, the craft was remotely piloted from the ground, but the company is shooting for manned flight night. The final version will be piloted autonomously and you will be able to book a flight using your smartphone, just like a Lyft in the sky. Via The Verge

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Apple Set to Build its Third Enormous Solar Farm in North Carolina

July 10, 2014 by  
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Apple this week signed a development agreement with the City of Claremont, which will allow it to build its third massive solar farm in North Carolina. When finished, the 100-acre farm is expected to produce 17.5 megawatts at a development cost of $55 million. Read the rest of Apple Set to Build its Third Enormous Solar Farm in North Carolina Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apple , Apple builds 100 acre solar farm , Claremont , corporate responsibility , Maiden , north carolina , renerable energy , solar farm , Solar Power , solar powered data center

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Apple’s Largest Data Center is Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

March 22, 2013 by  
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Apple has announced that its newest—and largest—data center is powered entirely by renewable energy. Solar panels and fuel cells incorporated within the Maiden, North Carolina facility generate enough on–site energy to power up to 17,600 homes for an entire year. The project is part a larger push by Apple to switch to renewable energy sources, an effort which has resulted in 75% of Apple’s offices worldwide being powered by clean energy. Read the rest of Apple’s Largest Data Center is Powered by 100% Renewable Energy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , apple , Apple Maiden Data Center , corporate responsibility , corporate responsibility Apple , leed certification , Microsoft energy , renewable energy sources , solar array , Solar cells , Solar Power , U.S. Green Building Council

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Elektra One Solar Plane Now Comes With its Own Photovoltaic Charging Trailer

September 11, 2012 by  
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SolarWorld and PC-Aero ‘s Elektra One Solar Plane harnesses energy from the sun to help it fly with zero-emissions. We covered the maiden flight of the solar plane in the past, and Elektra One just debuted an awesome new accessory at the ILA Berlin Air Show – a mobile electric charging station that represents a major step forward for the the aircraft’s goals of zero emission flying and energy autonomy. Read the rest of Elektra One Solar Plane Now Comes With its Own Photovoltaic Charging Trailer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , aero-pic , elektra one solar plane , mobile electric charging station , solar aircraft , solar impulse , solar plane , Solar Power , SolarWorld

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New Apple Data Center to Run on Clean Energy

May 30, 2012 by  
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Written by Melissa Hincha-Ownby, Mother Nature Network Apple’s massive 500,000 square-foot Project Dolphin data center in Maiden, N.C., is taking clean energy to a new level. Apple has confirmed its commitment to environmentally responsible…

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Elektra One Electric Plane Successfully Completes Maiden Flight

March 25, 2011 by  
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We’re excited to announce that the Elektra One electric airplane has just successfully completed its first and second flights in Augsburg, Germany! Developed by Calin Gologan , the electric aircraft endured a 30 minute emission-free flight. The Elektra One climbed to a height of 1,640 feet at 400 feet per minute, and it handled very well according to test pilots Jon Karkow and Norbert Lorenzen. It also only expended three kilowatt-hours of the total stored six kilowatt-hours available.

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Global Observer UAV Makes Hydrogen-Powered Maiden Flight

January 21, 2011 by  
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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) have been making a lot of headlines in recent months ever since the Zephyr solar-powered plane made several record-breaking endurance flights . However now the UAV industry may have another power option on its hands: hydrogen fuel.

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Texas Landowners Say “Yes” to Wind Turbines and “No” to Transmission Lines

January 21, 2011 by  
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The State of Texas is having an issue convincing its residents to install enough power lines to support its growing wind energy market . Sustainable energy won’t do much good unless you can transmit that power to the places that need it most and most of the time we still need less than attractive high voltage power lines to do that for us.

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Is Virgin Galactic’s Claim To Be Green Reasonable? Actually, Sort Of

March 23, 2010 by  
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Flight photos Mark Greenberg via boingboing It must have been a beautiful sight, the maiden flight of the Enterprise. Burt Rutan says that it “signifies the start of what we believe will be an extremely exciting and successful spaceship flight test program.” The space travel we dreamt of as kids is finally getting close. Virgin also calls it green, saying that in

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Lexus Confirms CT 200h Compact Hybrid-Only Model for U.S. Market

March 23, 2010 by  
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Photo: Lexus Downsizing the Premium Market It’s now confirmed, the Lexus CT 200h hybrid will come to the U.S. in early 2011. It looks kind of like a luxury version of the Toyota Matrix, or the Nissan Versa, but it has all of the premium features expected from a luxury brand, and that’s what makes it interesting

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