CalSol would like to welcome another Silver sponsor to the team. Smart Solar International focuses on offering Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) Systems to be deployed in commercial and utility scales all around the world. Their goal is to lower the cost of renewable energy through CPV technology. The innovative company is expanding to the United States from Japan and is excited to be on board with the Berkeley. Thank you Smart Solar for being a part of CalSol and for working towards a future of smart energy.
Laser cutters are awesome! I got the chance to use one this weekend in making our box for the PCBs. It’s all made out of clear acrylic, so it’s kind of hard to see, but it looks really neat in person. All the holes for the ventilation and mounting are cut, and there’s some cool decals etched into the sides. We’re excited for finishing up our designs and getting them sent to Advanced Circuits for fabrication. Once we get those all done, this little beauty will be able to hold them all.
Volkswagen Group of America continues to strongly support our work. As we submit paperwork for the 2011 World Solar Challenge we are very grateful for the resources necessary to finish constructing Impulse. With less than nine months until the start of WSC, this support couldn’t have come at a better time. Thank you to Volkswagen and our friends at the Electronics Research Laboratory.