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Moura will receive the world’s first plant to combine solar panels and batteries



Painéis solares fotovoltaicos flexíveis e de baterias de lítio de alta temperatura

Moura in Beja will receive a new plant for the production of flexible photovoltaic solar panels and high-temperature lithium batteries. In fact, it will be the first technology in the world to combine the two technologies.

The novelty has been promoted by a responsible group that intends to sell on the national and international market.

A combination of technologies debuting in Portugal

It was in the presence of the Minister of Environment and Climate, João Pedro Matos Fernández, that the Portuguese group Lux Optimeyes Energy signed with Camara de Moura a lease for the former Moura Fábrica Solar (MFS) and a memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the project. The one that has been closed since 2019 will be a new factory for flexible photovoltaic panels and high temperature lithium batteries.

According to one of the promoters, Miguel Matias, the aim of this combination is to create “new hybrid products” so that they can be sold “in several places”, from the national market to abroad. In turn, the co-founder and one of the CEOs of Lux Optimeyes Energy stressed that the productive combination of the two technologies is innovative and forward-looking.

We believe this is the right way to use renewable energy sources.

The co-founder said, adding that "a solar panel with a battery can significantly extend its useful life."

photovoltaic solar panels

"Special technology" for non-standard panels

Lusa said "the plant will produce flexible photovoltaic solar panels and high-temperature lithium batteries with an initial investment of around five million euros and humanitarian aid." According to Miguel Matias, the production is not targeting conventional panels, but an assembly line in a flexible solar area using "special technology."

In other words, "a flexible panel that allows applications to run in multiple locations that a traditional panel would not have." What's more, it is lighter and more efficient, and can be used in a variety of configurations and applications. The latter are still under study, but could be used, for example, to illuminate buses, motorhomes, golf carts, or simpler things like a garden bench with a "little light bulb".

Environment and Climate Minister visits the plant of the Portuguese group of companies Lux Optimeyes Energy | Lusa

Looking ahead, the promoter expects the first products from this division to appear within about a year. Although the lithium battery cells must be purchased overseas, the company intends to eventually be able to manufacture the component.

Another assembly line at the plant will be dedicated to high-temperature lithium batteries, "from large and adapted for warmer climates," according to Loos.

According to forecasts, “from 40 to 50” jobs will be created at the initial stage. Although it will be a more automated unit, Lux Optimeyes Energy intends to rescue many workers who were in the previous unit and who already have knowledge and training in this area.

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Everything has been delivered. 10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners



Everything has been delivered.  10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners

OAll Bugatti Centodieci have been delivered, the Molsheim-based brand said on Monday. Cristiano Ronaldo received the number 07 in October this year. and Bugatti has now revealed that the latest unit – #10 – is already in the possession of its owner.

“The Centodieci combines all the values ​​of the Bugatti brand in an extraordinary package: rarity, innovation, heritage, craftsmanship and unrivaled performance. The production batch of 10 units was so in demand by our customers that it was sold before the Centodieci. was even officially presented,” said Christophe Piochon, president of Bugatti.

This latest example is finished in Quartz White with carbon fiber trim on the bottom and matte grilles. The brake calipers are painted in Light Blue Sport, as is the logo on the rear that refers to the EB110, the iconic Bugatti model that inspired this Centodieci. Inside, the predominant color is also blue, as you can see in the images above.

This block is powered by the same block as the other nine instances. The 8.0-liter W16 with four turbines is capable of developing 1600 hp. In terms of performance, this allows the Centodieci to hit 100 km/h in just 2.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 380 km/h.

Recall that each unit costs the owners eight million euros before taxes.

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The first Dacia hybrid. “The cheapest hybrid family on the market”



The first Dacia hybrid.  "The cheapest hybrid family on the market"

BUT Dacia revealed this Monday that the hybrid engine has been available since March on the Jogger, the Romanian brand’s model known to be available with a seven-seat variant.

The Jogger Hybrid 140, Dacia’s first hybrid, will hit dealerships in March, but customers can expect and order it as early as January.

The price has been revealed by Dacia and since it’s only available in the seven-seater SL Extreme, it starts at €28,800. The brand claims it is “the most affordable hybrid family car on the market.”

Available in six existing colors to celebrate the launch of this hybrid, there will be a slate gray version, as you can see in the images above.

Equipped with a 1.6 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 90 hp, the Jogger is also powered by two electric motors (a 50 hp engine and a high-voltage starter-generator). The total power is 140 horsepower. The electric transmission is automatic, four-speed, connected to an internal combustion engine, and two speeds are connected to an electric motor. This combined technology was possible, according to Dacia, only due to the lack of clutch.

Combined with the energy recovery levels of the 1.2kWh (230V) battery pack and the efficiency of the automatic transmission, regenerative braking delivers all-electric traction on 80% of urban journeys and saves up to 40% of fuel compared to a combustion engine vehicle.

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See how Tesla tests its electric Semi truck in the worst-case scenarios



Tesla Semi camião elétrico testes

Tesla has finally been able to bring its long-awaited Semi to market. This electric truck promises to revolutionize transportation and bring all the unique characteristics of this type of electric vehicle to this class of vehicles.

Now that the first units have been delivered, there is hope that they will finally be mass-produced and reach more transport companies. With so many promises to be kept, a new video is now emerging showing Tesla testing its Semi truck under worst-case scenarios.

Tesla Semi is already on the market

Like all Tesla electric vehicles, Semi follows the same line of creating a unique design associated with a platform with the most modern technology available. The proof is in what was presented to the public and surprised most people.

To prove the quality of this new proposal, Tesla published in your LinkedIn account new video. In it, he reveals some of the testing he's done to determine the strength and quality of the Semi's design and its (potential) durability.

Tests to prove its durability

It has been revealed that the Tesla electric truck is subjected to numerous tests and its application in the worst scenarios that drivers may face. It doesn't stop at the ruggedness of the Semi's designs, but goes further and focuses on the motors and batteries themselves.

This is the proof that many have been waiting for to ensure that this new proposal is not limited to a lot of autonomy. Its resistance is great and will provide greater durability, further enhancing the Semi's value and performance.

high quality electric truck

Tesla has already showcased the Semi's quality with a video showing its truck driving roughly 500 miles on just one charge. The big news here is that he managed to make this long journey with a maximum load of about 37 tons.

Now Tesla remains to widely place the Semi on the market. At the moment, only a few companies have access to this new product, with a very long list of pending deliveries, who want to start mass-using this electric truck offering.

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