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Manned Electric Aircraft 2013-2023: Trends, Projects, Forecasts

London (PRWEB) September 23, 2013

Electric aircraft serve the need for reduced noise, air and ground pollution and reduced global warming. They provide freedom from foreign sources of oil. They make new things possible such as helicopters that can carry out a controlled landing after engineering failures thanks to electric backup and leisure aircraft getting all their "fuel" from solar cells on the hanger. They expand the market for aircraft, while modernising the industry and opening up applications for many new electrical components and systems, including structural components, printed electronics and smart skin.

Electrically driven aircraft are arriving from the bottom up in the form of hang gliders and sailplanes and from the top down in the form of large hybrid helicopters and airliners that have electric nosewheels making them electric vehicles when on the ground. Near-silent take-off and landing of feeder aircraft is being considered and small aircraft that get airborne thanks to wheel motors and the personal aircraft in your garden will be possible. The technologies are changing radically with supercapacitors potentially replacing or partly replacing batteries, plus new power components, motors, a wide variety of range extenders including fuel cells and multiple energy harvesting - all explained in this unique report, which also looks closely at issues such as safety.

It is too early for detailed forecasts of this new industry but the report gives some numbers and many milestones over the coming decade including company profiles and intentions from interviews and recent conference presentations.

Over 45 organisations are covered in this 250 page report.

Necessarily the coverage is global, with interesting new aircraft from Norway, Slovenia and many other countries examined together with potentially key components from Estonia to Japan and the USA.

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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

1.1. Introduction to electric aircraft

1.1.1. Examples of commercially available light aircraft and hang gliders

1.2. All EV components will radically change

1.2.1. Traction motors

1.2.2. Power circuitry

1.2.3. Range extenders

1.2.4. Fuel cells are also range extenders

1.2.5. Energy harvesting, wingtip vortex turbines

1.2.6. Traction batteries

1.2.7. Supercapacitors

1.2.8. Energy storage comparisons

1.2.9. Parts merge, structured components, smart skin

1.2.10. Electric helicopters enabled

1.2.11. Europe often in the lead

1.3. Need for more benchmarking

1.4. Market projections 2013-2023

1.5. Progress in 2013

1.6. US success in 2013

1.7. 7th Annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium: Day 1

1.7.1. VTOL, hybrids and energy harvesting come center stage

1.7.2. Carbon fiber gets easier

1.7.3. Lithium-ion batteries need care

1.7.4. Disquiet about the Boeing Dreamliner

1.7.5. Way out energy sources

1.7.6. Graphene

1.7.7. Thin film photovoltaic but not yet

1.8. 7th Annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium: Day 2

1.9. Latest view from Europe

2. INTRODUCTION

2.1. Definitions and scope

2.2. Needs

2.3. Encouragement

2.4. Impediments

2.5. Benchmarking best practice with land and seagoing EVs

2.6. Standards and rules

2.7. Airport EVs show the way

3. TECHNOLOGIES

3.1. Powertrains

3.1.1. Pure electric vs hybrid

3.1.2. Convergence

3.1.3. Options

3.1.4. Range extenders

3.1.5. Airliner superconducting motor with range extender

3.2. Electric traction motors

3.2.1. Traction motors for land, water and air vehicles

3.3. Shape of motors

3.4. Location of motors

3.5. Traction motor technology preference

3.5.1. A look at all types of electric vehicle

3.5.2. Lesson for electric aircraft traction motors

3.6. Blunt motor talk at EV Japan

3.7. Switched reluctance motors a disruptive traction motor technology?

3.8. Three ways that traction motor makers race to escape rare earths

3.8.1. Synchronous motors with no magnets - switched reluctance

3.8.2. Synchronous motors with new magnets

3.8.3. Asynchronous motors

3.8.4. More to come

3.9. Implications for electric aircraft

3.10. Batteries

3.10.1. Battery history

3.10.2. Analogy to a container of liquid

3.10.3. Construction of a battery

3.10.4. Many shapes of battery

3.10.5. Trend to laminar and conformal traction batteries

3.10.6. Aurora laminar batteries in aircraft.

3.10.7. Choices of chemistry and assembly

3.10.8. Lithium winners today and soon

3.10.9. Lithium polymer electrolyte now important

3.10.10. Winning chemistry

3.10.11. Winning lithium traction battery manufacturers

3.10.12. Making lithium batteries safe

3.10.13. Boeing Dreamliner: Implications for electric aircraft

3.11. Fuel cells

3.11.1. Slow progress with fuel cells

3.11.2. Aerospace and aviation applications

3.11.3. AeroVironment USA

3.11.4. Boeing Europe

3.11.5. Boeing and Airbus USA, Europe

3.11.6. ENFICA Italy and UK

3.11.7. Pipistrel Slovenia

3.11.8. University of Stuttgart Germany

3.12. Supercapacitors, supercabatteries

3.12.1. What is a capacitor?

3.12.2. Why supercapacitors increasingly replace batteries

3.12.3. Supercabattery

3.12.4. Extreme Capacitors

3.13. Energy harvesting

3.13.1. Photovoltaics

3.13.2. Green Pioneer China

3.13.3. Gossamer Penguin USA

3.13.4. Néphélios France

3.13.5. Solair Germany

3.13.6. Sunseeker USA

3.13.7. University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany

3.14. Other energy harvesting

3.14.1. Regenerative soaring

3.14.2. Wingtip vortex turbines

3.15. Hybrid powertrains in action

3.15.1. Multifuel and monoblock engines

3.15.2. Beyond Aviation: formerly Bye Energy USA, France

3.15.3. Flight Design Germany

3.15.4. Lotus UK

3.15.5. Microturbines - Bladon Jets, Capstone, ETV Motors, Atria

3.16. Hybrid aircraft projects

3.16.1. Delta Airlines USA

3.16.2. DLR Germany

3.16.3. EADS Germany

3.16.4. Flight Design Germany

3.16.5. GSE USA

3.16.6. Ricardo UK

3.16.7. Turtle Airships Spain

3.16.8. University of Colorado USA

3.17. Rethinking the structural design

4. ELECTRIC HELICOPTERS/VTOL

4.1. Pure electric helicopters

4.1.1. Pascal Chretien/ SYNPER 3/ Solution F France

4.1.2. Sikorsky USA

4.2. Volocopter

4.2.1. e-volo Volocopter Germany

4.3. Hybrid helicopters

4.3.1. Examples of activity

4.3.2. Eurocopter helicopter default EV Europe

4.3.3. MyCopter Europe

4.3.4. Terrafugia flying cars USA

4.4. Design analysis

5. ELECTRIC AMPHIBIAN AIRCRAFT AND FLYING BOATS

5.1. Guenther Poeschel Denmark

5.2. Equator Aircraft Norway

5.3. FlyNano Finland

6. STUDIES OF LONG DISTANCE ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT

6.1. Light aircraft - University of Texas at Arlington USA

6.2. Potential for electric airliners

7. ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT IN ACTION

7.1. Airliner electric nose wheel for taxiing

7.1.1. APU powered electric nose wheel

7.1.2. Fuel cell powered electric nose wheel

7.2. Fixed wing light aircraft

7.2.1. Alatus Ukraine

7.2.2. Alisport Silent Club Italy

7.2.3. Alternair USA

7.2.4. APAME France

7.2.5. Cessna USA

7.2.6. Diamond Aircraft, Siemens, EADS

7.2.7. EADS Germany, France

7.2.8. Electravia France

7.2.9. Electric Aircraft Corporation USA

7.2.10. Falx USA

7.2.11. Flight of the Century

7.2.12. Flightstar USA

7.2.13. Flying motorcycle Samson Motorworks

7.2.14. Lange Aviation Germany

7.2.15. Pipistrel Slovenia

7.2.16. Phantom Works USA plane-car

7.2.17. Renault France

7.2.18. Russian Government Russia

7.2.19. SkySpark Italy

7.2.20. Sonex USA

7.2.21. Sunrise USA

7.2.22. Tokyo University Japan

7.2.23. Windward Performance USA

7.2.24. University of Cambridge UK

7.2.25. Yuneec International China

8. FIFTEEN YEAR TIMELINE AND MARKET NUMBERS

8.1. Forecast sales 2013-2023

8.2. Energy efficient aircraft - the next 15 years

Read the full report:

Manned Electric Aircraft 2013-2023: Trends, Projects, Forecasts

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Gestamp Solar and 8minutenergy Renewables to Build 50MW Solar Farm

California (PRWEB) March 10, 2014

Gestamp Solar and 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC today announced the signing of a 20-year contract to sell 50 megawatts-ac (66.5 MW-dc) of clean, renewable solar energy from their Midway Solar Farm project in Imperial County, Calif., to Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). The transaction was conducted with 83WI 8ME, LLC, a subsidiary of Calif.-based 8minutenergy Renewables, which is the nation's leading independent solar PV developer, and Gestamp Solar, which has developed power plants with a total capacity of over 500 MW. The two companies have a joint agreement to develop and build the Midway Solar Farm project.

The Midway Solar Farm project is a utility-scale solar generation facility sited on 486 acres of low-productivity farmland. Construction is projected to begin in 2015, with the site expected to be operational and delivering renewable energy to third parties in 2016, and to Pacific Gas and Electric Company in 2020. This clean solar generation plant will displace the equivalent of approximately 141,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, which is equal to the amount that roughly 5.9 million trees would displace annually.

"The Midway Solar Farm will create approximately 120 direct and 150 indirect jobs during construction, and contribute to the local economy in Imperial County," said Martin Hermann, chief executive officer of 8minutenergy Renewables. "We are proud to help California meet its clean energy goals, while also bringing jobs to areas that badly need them. The employment opportunities this project creates will help Imperial County, which currently suffers from one of the highest rates of unemployment in the state and in the country."

"This PPA for the Midway Solar Farm represents a true milestone for all parties involved," said Jorge Barredo, CEO of Gestamp Solar. "It is testament to the close collaboration between Gestamp Solar and 8minutenergy, and to the hard work of our team."

"The annual production of approximately 125 million kilowatt hours (kWhs) of electricity by Midway Solar Farm will generate renewable solar energy that will power nearly 23,000 households in California,” said Tom Buttgenbach, president of 8minutenergy Renewables. “Strong support from state, county and local officials has been instrumental to the progress of this project. Along with our partner Gestamp Solar, we look forward to continuing to develop the Midway Solar Farm."

The solar power system for the Midway Solar Farm will be comprised of state-of-the-art solar photovoltaic modules, related power electronics, and other components including an advanced tracking system that follows the sun to maximize energy production. The PPA contract is pending approval from the California Public Utilities Commission.

About Gestamp Solar

Gestamp Solar (http://www.gestampsolar.com), the photovoltaic energy division of Gestamp Renewables, specializes in the development, construction, operation and maintenance of utility-scale photovoltaic plants in the United States, India, South Africa, South America, Thailand, China, Japan, Italy, France and Spain. Gestamp Solar has developed or constructed over 500 MWs of solar energy projects to date.

About 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC

8minutenergy develops, finances, engineers, constructs, holds, operates and maintains solar projects. To date, 8minutenergy has closed over $ 1 billion in solar Power Purchase Agreements; been awarded 375MW in PPAs; secured close to 1,000MW in General Interconnection Agreements (GIA); obtained Conditional Use Permits (CUP) for 7,500 acres; and has 15,000 acres under contract. Most recently, 8minutenergy successfully concluded the development of a 260MW solar plant in Imperial Valley, Calif. - Mount Signal Solar - which is now under construction. It represents the first of three phases of an approximately 800MW-dc (600MW-ac) planned solar PV power project - currently the largest in the world.

8minutenergy's proprietary transmission, land and economic analysis process and tools helps select optimal power plant sites for accelerated permitting with counties and utilities. All 8minutenergy solar projects are located on disturbed, low-value farm land. 8minutenergy strives to ensure that its solar power projects provide low cost, clean renewable energy from the sun with low environmental impacts, particularly when compared with public lands projects on pristine desert wildlands. 8minutenergy has offices in Folsom, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and El Centro, California. For more information, please call (916) 608-9060, send email to info(at)8minutenergy(dot)com or visit http://www.8minutenergy.com.







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