Monday, February 14, 2011

EV-related events coming up soon

OH MY GOSH there's so much going on!

Solar Carport for Charging Plug-ins
2/15 Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia  Solar Energy Association (PSEA)  will meet this coming Tuesday Feb 15th at 7 p.m. at the Philadelphia Free Library. Guest speaker Vincent O'Grady will present his own completed solar system project consisting of three arrays, one of which is a car port to be used to charge a plug in hybrid.  Vincent has been in the solar business for seven years as a project manger and is currently employed at GeoPeak Energy in central New Jersey.

High School Physics Olympics
2/26 Rosemont, PA

The Physics Olympics features many physics activities including an annual electric hybrid model car event.  Eastern Electric Vehicle Club members will be on hand to help run & judge the event and give a special award to the vehicle judged best-engineered.  Event begins at 8:30 a.m. at Harriton High School, Rosemont PA (near Villanova University).   

Introduction to Building an EV 
starts 2/28 in Morris County, NJ

This evening class at the Morris County School of Technology in Denville New Jersey will cover the history of EV's & current state of technology along with budgeting, safety, purchasing parts, the build and more. The course will include some hands-on training as well as a text book.
START DATE: Monday Feb. 28
DAYS: Monday
COURSE: 6311S11
TIME: 7:00 PM to 9:PM
Length: 16 Hours ( 1 night a week for 8 weeks )
LOCATION: Bld.4, Room 401A
TUITION: $135.00 ( Seniors: $ 75.00 )
                           New Jersey Electric Vehicle Conversions
                           Co-founder of the New Jersey Electric Auto Assoc.
Register on line at or call (973) 627-4600 X245, 296, 231
2nd Annual New Technology, Small Business & Inventors Conference
3/4-5 in Philadelphia, PA
Back at the Philadelphia Free Library, this two-day conference sponsored by the Nikola Tesla Inventors Club & the American Society of Inventors will put the spotlight on EV's on Saturday morning!   I'll present on the History & Advantages of EV's; Dan North of Newark DE will speak on the specifics of converting ICE vehicles to battery-electric operation; and the EEVC's resident battery expert Michael Manning will give a talk on battery chemistry.  Also on the schedule are two in-depth looks at accelerated and wireless charging technology.

Admission is free both Friday and Saturday!
Next post: a return to the weekly EV news round-up, I promise.  

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