ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

Stanford Solar Car Ranks High at the World Solar Challenge

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  

Alpha Wire Co.
711 Lidgerwood Ave.
Elizabeth, NJ, 07207 0711

Press release date: April 11, 2014

EcoFlex™ and EcoWireŽ help student-run organization race to the finish

Elizabeth, NJ – After five days of racing across the Australian Outback, the Stanford Solar Car Project placed fourth in the 2013 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.

The Stanford team's solar car, Luminos, never broke down during the grueling 2000-mile race along the Australia continent. The Stanford Solar Car project uses Alpha Wire's EcoFlex cable and EcoWire hook-up wire. Luminos, with a carbon-fiber composite body, can attain speeds up to 70 mph.

"Alpha Wire helped the Stanford Solar Car Project develop a highly reliable electronics system that could survive the harsh conditions of the Australian Outback," explains team lead Wesley Ford. "During our extensive pre-race testing in the desert and during our coast-to-coast race we had zero failures with our new Alpha Wire single-conductor and multiconductor cable. This reliability helped our team to have the best race finish in Stanford's history." Luminos used Alpha Wire cable and wire products in various places to save both weight and space, including the headlight to the battery pack connections.

With next World Solar Challenge taking place in 2015, the Stanford team is already gearing up to have an even more ambitious and impressive vehicle. The team was also awarded the David Fewchuk Spirit of the Event award at the 2013 World Challenge.

For additional information, contact Alpha Wire at 800-52-ALPHA (522-5742) in North America, 800-288-8809 in Europe, and 21-61498201 in Asia. Also, please visit our website to download data sheets, access search filters, and request free samples of EcoFlex cable and EcoWire hook-up wire.

About Alpha Wire

For over 90 years, Alpha Wire has designed and manufactured industry-leading wire, cable, and tubing products for factory automation, packaging, automotive, alternative energy, and other technically advanced applications. Beyond giving our customers the cables they trust for quality and reliable high performance, we give them the committed service they deserve. We help customers find the best possible solutions to production and manufacturing challenges with small put-ups, logistical excellence, and broad inventory for dependable, same-day shipment.

Corporate Contact
Kimberly Versaw
Marketing Communications Manager

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


Post a comment about this story

(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.

 See related product stories
 See more product news in:
Electrical Equipment and Systems
 More New Product News from this company:
Recyclable 300 V Cable has compact, lightweight design.
VFD Cables range from 4/0 to 16 AWG.
Heat-Shrink Tubing, Adhesive Filler offer flexible options.
Control Cables use 100% recyclable MPPE insulation.
Flexible VFD Cable features low temperature rating of -40°C.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
EcoWire(TM) Now Available in Large Put-Ups
Alpha Wire Adds CSA Tray Cable Rating to Series F, P, SF Cables
Alpha Wire Unveils Chinese-Language Website
Alpha Wire Introduces Rugged Sleeving Line Extension
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Hook-Up Wire
Join the forum discussion at:
The Machine Shop

Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy

Error close

Please enter a valid email address