W2 Energy, a energy plant designing company, declared that it has become a research associate of the Arizona Research Institute for Solar Energy (AzRISE), a global institute located at the University of Arizona, creating multiple disciplinary businesses that connects economics, research, education, public policy and straddling government, industry and academia to develop a pattern of resources that can meet the human needs while preserving the environs.
W2 Energy will send one of its Solar Bug solar electric vehicles to the AzRISE institute to test the machine and offer a third party certification with reference to its functioning and efficiency. Apart from testing and certifying the Solar Bug vehicle, AzRISE will use the services of composers and musicians at the University to provide musical notes in promotion of solar energy. The vehicle will be driven by a number of musicians to various educational and community centers to perform concerts by utilizing the power generated by the solar panels in the vehicle. They will use the solar power outlet of the vehicle to connect their musical instruments, microphones and amplifiers.
W2 Energy in partnership with AzRISE, is planning to introduce a new solar energy know-how that uses concentrated solar power to produce steam and in turn utilizes the produced steam to power a W2 Energy developed STeamRay Steam Engine. Michael McLaren, W2 Energy’s CEO, expressed his happiness about partnering with AzRise and added that his company is planning to utilize the good amount of sun power available at Tucson into energy in a number of ways.