Improving the world through greater use of solar power energy. Solar products, passive solar homes, concepts,
plans, planning, information and references.
The University of Maine Solar Vehicle Team is
committed to the design, construction and improvement of solar electric powered
vehicles. Our projects yield unique educational opportunities to teach the
public, and the University of Maine community about solar energy and its role in
clean energy transportation.
The University of Maine Solar Vehicle Team is a dedicated group of undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members dedicated to the advancement of clean energy transportation. Drawing from a variety of backgrounds ranging from engineering to education, the team understands the necessity of green energy in our changing world. Team members are provided with a hands-on approach to real world problem solving as they interact with corporate and political representatives in order to accomplish the team's mission.
Along with vehicle design and construction the team participates each year in the NESEA American Tour de Sol. The NESEA American Tour de Sol is a race/rally organized by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association with headquarters in the town of Greenfield, Massachusetts. The NESEA American Tour de Sol is a yearly competition and an educational media event designed to bring practical electric vehicles recharged by renewably produced electricity into everyday use. Electric vehicles are promoted as the cornerstone to a sustainable transportation system, which is good for both the environment and the economy. For students and individuals, the NESEA Tour de Sol offers a challenging design project: to build, test and demonstrate a solar assisted electric vehicle. For the institutions represented, the NESEA Tour offers unparalleled opportunity to showcase and promote the institution on a national and international level.
Other Helpful Maine links
Maine.gov - Official Web Site of the State of Maine
How to Build Solar Panels
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