It's nearly a perfect sphere composed of hot plasma interwoven with magnetic fields...It accounts for over 99% of the total mass of our entire solar system...It is nearly 93 Million miles away, yet is the source for all life on Earth and...It keeps us grounded... with gravitas. So what better resource to harness for our energy, and give new meaning to the term... Starpower?
Series creator Jim Freni takes us to the center of the Solar system as a handful of College Students harness the power of the source of life on the Planet Earth.
Students of varying disciplines from the State University of New York at New Paltz ( S.U.N.Y. New Paltz) in conjunction with innovators of Solar Energy technology and TSEC (The Solar Energy Consortium) reach for the stars as they design, build, and race a vehicle powered entirely by the Sun. Proud of their design and technological implementation the students attempt to qualify for the American Solar Challenge and are challenged as the scrutineering process reveals corrections that must be made to the vehicle.
Written, Produced & Directed by Jim Freni, Editing & Sound Design by Bill Husted & Jim Freni, Videography by Bill Husted, Victor Vargas, Justin Shumway, & Jim Freni
Video: American Solar Challenge Part 1
created for Neighborhood Journal by Jim Freni
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