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Life in The Fast Lane: Solar-Powered Racing

The world of motorsport is switching on to the idea of solar-powered racing, brought by Lightsource bp.

Following the success of Lightsource partnership with the Formula E Championship, the world of motorsport is switching on to the idea of solar-powered racing.

ESPN’s Formula 1 correspondent, Nate Saunders, had this to say about the future of electric racing. 

Lightsource, Europe’s largest solar energy company, has announced a two-year deal to bring solar energy to the Formula E races. The new partnership began at the London ePrix finale at Battersea Park where Lightsource showcased its capabilities by powering a range of essential services on and off track.

Solar-charged batteries in the pit-lane fuelled the Official Formula E Garage, which houses official vehicles. A total of 26 solar photovoltaic panels installed at the event created a local source of clean electricity to power one of the giant TV screens and free mobile phone charging for fans, as well as ticket machines at the entrances.

 

Lightsource battery and Formula E safety carLondon's first soalr farm at the Lightsource Stand

 

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