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Racing on Solar Energy — the evolution of ROSE and Appalachian’s solar vehicle team

Racing on Solar Energy — the evolution of ROSE and Appalachian’s solar vehicle team

June 22, 2018

Appalachian State University’s Team Sunergy unveils its Cruiser Class car, ROSE (Racing on Solar Energy), designed for 2018 competitions and beyond.

Source: Appalachian Today/Appalachian State University

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Furniture design student puts knowledge to practice with Appalachian’s solar vehicle team

May 30, 2018

BOONE, N.C. — During the 2017–18 year, industrial design student John Lalevee had the opportunity to fulfill a childhood dream by designing the body of Appalachian State University’s newest solar vehicle, ROSE — which stands for Racing on Solar Energy.

Source: Appalachian Today/Appalachian State University

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Appalachian’s Solar Vehicle Team selects winning name for Cruiser Class car

May 9, 2018

BOONE, N.C. — Team Sunergy, Appalachian State University’s solar vehicle team, announced the name of its new Cruiser Class vehicle, now in the final stages of construction. The solar vehicle will be called ROSE — an acronym for Racing on Solar Energy.

Source: Appalachian Today/Appalachian State University

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Submit a name for Appalachian’s new solar car

April 19, 2018

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University’s new Cruiser Class solar car needs a name!

Source: Appalachian Today/Appalachian State University

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Appalachian’s Team Sunergy travels to World Solar Challenge in Australia to advise Chilean team

October 2, 2017

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Team Sunergy is in Australia, assisting Chilean solar vehicle Team Antakari as its races nearly 2,000 miles from Darwin to Adelaide, Australia for the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC).

Source: Appalachian Online

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Team Sunergy Races Toward a Sustainable Future

September 5, 2017

For over a century, the big three fossil fuels, coal, oil and natural gas, have powered the overwhelming majority of the world’s vehicles. Humans have been spewing harmful emissions into our atmosphere while steadily decreasing the world’s oil supply.

Source: Appalachian Online

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Appalachian State solar vehicle places second in international track race

July 9, 2017

AUSTIN, TX.—Solar-powered Appalachian State University’s Team Sunergy took second place at the 2017 Formula Sun Grand Prix after hundreds of hours of preparation and three days of intense strategy and track racing.

Source: Appalachian Today/Appalachian State University

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ASU’s Solar-powered Car on Wilkes Roads

March 31, 2017

Source: Wilkes Journal Patriot

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Video: Master’s Matter: Dan Blakeley and Team Sunergy

August 29, 2016

Source: Team Sunergy/Appalachian State University

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Racing the Sun

August 17, 2016

What do you get when you take a dozen Appalachian State University students, three passionate faculty, and an institutional commitment to sustainability? As it turns out, you get a race car powered by the sun that wins third place in a three-day track race and places sixth in a cross-country race lasting eight days and nearly 2,000 miles.

Source: Appalachian Magazine/Appalachian State University

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Video: Appalachian State’s Team Sunergy and the 2016 Formula Sun Grand Prix

August 12, 2016

Source: Team Sunergy/Appalachian State University

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Appalachian Vehicle Finishes in Sixth Place in American Solar Challenge

August 8, 2016

HOT SPRINGS, S.D.—Twelve students who departed the campus of Appalachian State University on July 21 completed a 17-day journey in Hot Springs, South Dakota, on Aug. 6, finishing a nearly 2,000-mile solar car race in sixth place overall and winning three international awards along the way with their solar vehicle, Apperion.

Source: University News/Appalachian State University

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ASU SOLAR VEHICLE TEAM FINISHES SIXTH IN SOLAR CHALLENGE

August 7, 2016

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. — Appalachian State University’s Solar Vehicle Team finished the 1,975-mile American Solar Challenge on Aug. 6, earning sixth place overall, according to americansolarchallenge.org.

Source: Watauga Democrat

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Photo by Marie Freeman

APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY TEAM RACES SOLAR CAR ACROSS THE COUNTRY

August 1, 2016

Listen to an exclusive interview with Dan Blakeley!

A team of Appalachian State University students is currently racing across the country in the solar-powered car they built. Team Sunergy began the competition after a three-day qualifying round

Source: WFDD

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American Solar Challenge Underway

July 30, 2016

This year’s course began in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and will travel to a total of nine National Park sites, honoring the 100th anniversary of the National Park system.

Source: WKYC

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SVT team photo

Photo by Marie Freeman

APPALACHIAN’S SOLAR VEHICLE TEAM PLACES THIRD IN THE FORMULA SUN GRAND PRIX

July 28, 2016

WAMPUM, Pa.—Appalachian State University’s solar vehicle team, Team Sunergy, has taken third place in the Formula Sun Grand Prix at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania.

Source: University News/Appalachian State University

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APPALACHIAN’S SOLAR VEHICLE TEAM QUALIFIES FOR 2016 AMERICAN SOLAR CHALLENGE

July 27, 2016

WAMPUM, Pa.—On the first day of a three-day qualifying race, Appalachian State University’s solar vehicle team, Team Sunergy, qualified for the American Solar Challenge Tuesday, July 26, at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania. The team is currently in third place overall.

Source: University News/Appalachian State University

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SVT team photo

Photo by Ken Ketchie

ASU’S TEAM SUNERGY AND ‘APPERION’ TAKE ON THE FORMULA SUN GRAND PRIX THIS WEEK

July 22, 2016

Appalachian State University’s trailblazing solar vehicle team is up to something awesome! Not only have they developed a working vehicle that runs on solar energy and battery power alone, they’re in Wampum, Pennsylvania this week to put it to the test.

Source: High Country Press

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SOLAR VEHICLE TEAM PREPS FOR SUMMER COMPETITION, DISPLAYS CAR AT LOCAL EVENTS

June 27, 2016

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Solar Vehicle Team (SVT) will be competing in the Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) July 22-28 at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Penn.

Source: University News/Appalachian State University

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Video: ASU Reveals Solar-powered Race Car

July 16, 2015

Source: Watauga Democrat

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