Portable solar power helps Hurricane Sandy relief

A portable solar energy trailer designed by PhD students is helping power areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, the enormous storm which caused more than 100 fatalities and initially left millions without power. The students from Columbia University in New York City took the trailer – which attaches to the back of a car so it […]

Researchers plan 3,000 mile US road trip powered by solar

Two US doctoral students are planning a 3,200 mile road trip completely powered by the sun. Garrett Fitzgerald and Rob van Haaren at Colombia University have designed a trailer that holds flexible solar panels which will charge up their EV batteries during the day, so they can drive to their next stop in the evening. […]