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SunWater Solar was recently chosen by UC Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center to participate in a hydrogen fuel cell hybrid vehicle (FCHV) research project. SunWater Solar works closely with the world’s most advanced solar thermal technologies, such as parabolic and high-temperature collectors. It is exciting, and fitting, that we now have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with a cutting-edge automotive technology that utilizes renewable energy.

The FCHV can go approximately 300 miles per fill up, and there is a fueling station located near SunWater Solar. We will test drive the FCHV for one full year, using it to travel to and from our many San Francisco Bay Area solar thermal installations.

UC Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center studies the economic, social, environmental and technological aspects of sustainable transportation. The purpose of the Fuel Cell Vehicle Study, overseen by Dr. Timothy Lipman, is to explore drivers’ attitudes and experiences related to the FCHV (manufactured by Toyota), as well as reducing air pollution through vehicle use.   The Transportation Sustainability Research Center is at the forefront of fuel cell vehicle technology, and we at SunWater Solar are looking forward to putting this new technology through its paces in the field. Thanks to UC Berkeley for inviting us to be part of the program!

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Posted On : Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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