The American Solar Challenge is a competition to design, build, and drive solar-powered cars in a cross-country time/distance rally event. Teams compete over a 1,500-2,000 mile course between multiple cities across the country. The event has had over two decades of organized events in North America.
This year’s event starts in Omaha Nebraska on July 14 and winds up in Bend, Oregon on July 22, covering a distance of 1,700 miles, with a route that includes portions of the famed Oregon Trail.
7minutesolar will be updating news from all of the competitors in this post each week from now until the race’s start.
If you would like the more technically-oriented updates, visit this blog by Scientific Gems
UPDATED MAY 30
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— Michigan Solar Car (@UMSolarCarTeam) May 29, 2018
— CalSol (@BerkeleyCalSol) May 20, 2018
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— UMNSVP (@umnsvp) May 30, 2018
As a warmup to the @ASC_SolarRacing #ASC2018 American Solar challenge, @umnsvp and @PrISUm_Solar are holding a Midwestern Solar Challenge on 3 June. I’ll be very interested in the result. pic.twitter.com/sSDZtmnXS1
— Scientific Gems (@ScientificGems) May 23, 2018
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Thanks to everyone that supported our crowdfunding campaign. We reached our goal! Your help enables us to do what we love.
— S&T Solar Car (@SolarMiner) May 5, 2018
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In order to charge the car more efficiently during the cross-country race, our team has begun designing and constructing a charging stand to hold the car’s upper body. During rest stops, the upper body will be placed on the stand and rotated to provide more incident light on the solar cells, charging the batteries faster. »» Read more
Emilia 4 è l’auto FV italiana che parteciperà all’American Solar Challenge (14-22 luglio 2018)
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