W2 Energy collaborates on solar energy research and development

Toronto, August 24, 2010 – W2 Energy has become a research affiliate of the Arizona Research Institute for Solar Energy.

AzRISE is a global institute at the University of Arizona in Tucson whose mission is to transform science into large and small-scale solar energy solutions that are demonstrable.

W2 Energy will be shipping one of the Solar Bug solar-electric vehicles to AzRISE. AzRISE will test the Solar Bug and provide 3rd party certification of its operation and efficiency.

In addition to testing the Solar Bug, AzRISE, in collaboration with musicians and composers at the University of Arizona, will be performing musical pieces that promote solar energy.

Several of the musicians will drive the Solar Bug to schools and community centers and will perform their music using power from the Solar Bug’s on-board batteries. The musicians will plug in their instruments, amplifiers and microphones into the Solar Bug’s 110 volt outlet.

W2 Energy, in collaboration with AzRISE, will be developing new solar energy technologies using concentrating solar power to generate steam and then using that solar-generated steam to drive W2 Energy’s SteamRay Steam Engine.

 

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