eMotoRacing’s Sponsor of the Year

Solar Alternatives

In celebration of the season finale race scheduled today, eMotoRacing is proud to announce the 2014 Sponsor of the Year: Solar Alternatives.

Solar AlternativesBased out of New Orleans, Solar Alternatives was founded in 2008 to provide powerful clean energy designs using advanced technology and a skilled, versatile team.  With a focus on client-centered design, attention to detail and constant innovation, the company portfolio includes all major solar technologies as well as cutting edge applications such as mobile solar power systems.

Back at the start of the 2014 season, the eMotoRacing series founder, Arthur Kowitz, was introduced to Sol Alt rep Jeff Cantin, who was excited to participate in assisting eMoto in any way he could. Jeff showed up to the first couple races with mobile charging trailers, and was amazed out the interest and fascination they evoked in the racing fans. Shortly after, Jeff offered to loan the eMotoRacing series a mobile charging trailer branded with the eMoto logo, which would enable race participants to charge their electric motorcycles directly off the power of the sun, rather than having to plug in to a source which still used fossil fuels.

Solar Alternatives - Mobile Charging Station

Solar Alternatives – Mobile Charging Station

The charging unit not only powered the bikes — it ran tire warmers, and various other gadgets during race down time, as well as served as a race office to tend to electronics such as lap tops and GPS software.

We are proud that Solar Alternatives stepped up to the plate and became an integral part of the success of the eMotoRacing series.  Be sure to CLICK HERE to check out more on the mobile charging unit they provided, and CLICK HERE to check out their website.

Starting the morning off with a charge, Brammo racin' style at Sonoma Raceway.  \  © Abe Kowitz - please credit if used in media press releases

Starting the morning off with a charge, Brammo racin’ style at Sonoma Raceway. \ © Abe Kowitz – please credit if used in media press releases

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California or Bust!

Getting ready for Willow Springs International Raceway.  Solar power has never looked so sexy! eMotoRacing has partnered with Solar Alternatives to provide a mobile solar charging station.

Solar Alternatives & eMotoRacing Mobile Charging Unit

Just arrived in California, look at those pretty skies! eMotoRacing came ready to harness the sun!

It features a 3500 watt pure sine power inverter, 1000 watt solar panels, and 16wh gel-cell battery banks.

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HIGH-SPEED SOLAR POWERED MOTORCYCLE ROADRACING SERIES COMING TO CALIFORNIA’S SONOMA RACEWAY ON MAY 1ST – 2ND

High-Speed Solar Powered Motorcycle Roadracing Series Coming to California’s Sonoma Raceway on May 1st – 2nd

On May 1st & 2nd, Zero-emissions Motorcycle Road Racing is headed to the twisting track at Sonoma Raceway, California.  The 2014 eMotoRacing series will attack this exciting 2.32 mile road course without burning fossil fuel!

Sonoma Raceway

Sonoma Raceway

Experienced eBike racers will be competing for first place at this AHRMA sanctioned event.  Series’ rules and schedule are available at eMotoRacing.com.

In addition to these bikes of the future, there will be a full slate of vintage and modern road racing classes taking place both days of the event.  Visit AHRMA.org for details.

The New Orleans based firm Solar Alternatives will be providing to eMotoRacing an innovative mobile charging station, which will provide fossil-fuel-free power for up to two of the race entrants.

The charging station features a 3500 watt pure sine power inverter, 1000 watt solar panels, and 16wh gel-cell battery banks. It was successfully deployed at earlier eMotoRacing events, including the season opener at Roebling Road.


About Solar Alternatives:
Solar Alternatives was founded in 2008 to provide powerful clean energy designs using advanced technology and a skilled, versatile team.  With a focus on client-centered design, attention to detail and constant innovation, the company portfolio includes all major solar technologies as well as cutting edge applications such as mobile solar power systems.

About eMotoRacing:
eMotoRacing was established to fill the demand for a zero-emissions motorcycle racing series that would demonstrate advanced and compact e-superbike technology and excitement.  With a full schedule implemented at legendary racetracks across the country, eMotoRacing’s strategic partnership with AHRMA provides the best of current and past racing history.

For technical details on the U.S. eMotoRacing Series, visit  www.eMotoRacing.com and/or email Kowitz at  arthur.kowitz@eMotoRacing.com.

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Hi speed SOLAR POWERED Motorcycle Road Racing comes to New Orleans, March 29 and 30!

Zero-Emissions Motorsports

Hi speed SOLAR POWERED Motorcycle Road Racing comes to New Orleans, March 29 and 30!

The New Orleans based firm ‘Solar Alternatives‘ will be charging eMotoRacing℠ racebikes at the second round of the 2014 season, at NOLA Motorsports Park near Avondale, LA. The two portable “solar generators” will showcase how sustainable energy can be used in fun and exciting ways…Don’t miss it! 

NOLA Motorsports Park

Click to check out NOLA’s LIVE view of the north track!

Now zero-emission racing is exactly that, as the portable solar charging stations from Louisiana will be in place to charge 2 of the bikes competing in the AHRMA sanctioned event.

Solar Alternatives

One of the charging stations features 1000 watt solar panels, 16kwh gel-cell battery banks, and a 3500 watt power inverter.

Along with the eRacebikes, there will be a weekend of racing featuring a full field of modern and historic bikes, and many top riders. Details are available at AHRMA.org.

To enter the electric racing event, visit eMotoRacing.com.

Bring your ebikes and EVs to the track to spectate, and support the making of history!

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Results from Roebling Road, the Inaugural eMotoRacing Event

Results from Roebling Road, the Inaugural eMotoRacing event

We had 2 Brammos running and 2 prototypes unable to make the grid due to delayed battery shipments.

Both eSuperSport races were held in conjunction with the Formula 750 4 strokes. The ebikes were competitive with the middle of this field of gas bikes.

1st place, Arthur Kowitz
on a 2013 Brammo TTX equipped with a fairing.

2nd place, Dave Sadowski
on a 2013 race-prepped Brammo Empulse R

Many of the seasoned gas bike competitors were intrigued by the enthusiasm enjoyed by both racers, and that they finished strong. This lead to several showing keen interest in joining our class later this season.

This first event was received positively and will only build from here.

Arthur Kowitz - #179 - Roebling Road

Arthur Kowitz – #179 – Roebling Road

David Sadowski - #25 - Roebling Road

David Sadowski – #25 – Roebling Road

 

Many thanks to Solar Alternatives, who brought their mobile charging station to Roebling Road:

Solar Alternatives - Mobile Charging Station

Solar Alternatives – Mobile Charging Station

The Horses Taking a Drink

Zero-emissions Brammos take a drink of sunshine at Roebling Road

Photos by eTechPhotos, used with permission

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Hi speed SOLAR POWERED Motorcycle Road Racing comes to America!

The New Orleans based firm ‘Solar Alternatives will be charging eMotoRacing℠ racebikes at the 2014 season opener at Roebling Road Raceway.

Races are March 1st and 2nd at this historic twisted ribbon of asphalt near Savannah, Georgia.

Now zero-emission racing is exactly that, as the portable solar charging station from Louisiana will be in place to charge up to 2 of the bikes competing in the AHRMA sanctioned event.

The charging station features 1000 watt solar panels, 16kwh gel-cell battery banks, and a 3500 watt power inverter.

Solar Alternatives will also provide fossil-fuel-free charging at the eMotoRacing℠ series next event at NOLA in New Orleans on March 29 and 30.

Bring your ebikes to the track and be part of history!


About Solar Alternatives:

Solar Alternatives is a New Orleans, Louisiana-based alternative energy firm. Since 2008 they’ve provided affordable, productive, and durable clean energy solutions for the Gulf region of the southern U.S..  Solar Alternatives offers a variety of solar products, including Grid-Tied and Off-Grid Photovoltaics,

Glycol Closed-Loop Solar Thermal, Passive Batch Solar Thermal, Thermoplastic Solar Pool Systems, Commercial Scale Solar Process Heat and Auxiliary Residential Solar Equipment.

Solar Alternatives provides holistic energy solutions with energy efficiency, materials recycling, and a preservation-minded development strategy. www.solalt.com

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