World Solar Challenge

Student Solar-Car Developers: What Motivates Them?

Student Solar-Car Developers: What Motivates Them?

Every two years, students from around the world converge on Australia to race solar cars across the continent. In the World Solar Challenge (WSC), they compete to see which purpose-built solar car is most efficient over 3,000 kilometers (1,860 miles) on the journey between Australia's northern and... read more

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University of Michigan's World Solar Challenge car (Photo: Flickr user Michigan Engineering)

University Of Michigan Solar Car Takes Sun Power To New Extremes

If you want to know why road-going electric vehicles aren't powered by solar panels mounted on the roof, here's your answer. Technically it's feasible, but you'd have to do... read more June 20, 2013 by 5

The Nuna II From Delft University, Solar Challenge World Record Holder

World Solar Challenge: 1,900 Miles, Much Sun, No Air Conditioning

The reality of driving 1,900 miles across Australia may not be exactly what was presented in the 1996 movie, Race the Sun, a romanticized comedy-drama based on a high-school... read more August 17, 2011 by 3


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