Solar-Powered Motorcycle Sets Speed Record

Solar power is cropping up everywhere. The latest news comes to us from the El Mirage lake bed in Southern California, where Lightning Motorcycles crushed the existing speed record for production electric cycles. Rider Jim Hoogerhyde was able to attain the neck-wrenching speed of 189.086 miles per hour on the company’s SuperBike that runs on battery power – charged by the sun! Yes, the battery was completely energized by solar photons, thanks to a partnership with SMA America, a solar technology company. Read more