Monday, June 28, 2010

Solar Powered Car Race Finishes in Illinois

A four-state long race of solar-powered cars has finished in the Chicago suburb of Naperville and the cars are to be on display at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.

The American Solar Challenge finished Saturday at Naperville North High School. The race started June 20 in Broken Arrow, Okla., and went through Kansas and Missouri before reaching Illinois.

Teams travel a set distance each day of the race and individual times are added up throughout the week.

Northwestern University sponsored a vehicle with a lightweight body made from carbon fiber and powered by solar cells. The finish of the race was part of the Naperville Sustainability Challenge energy fair.

The cars were to be on display at the Chicago museum on Sunday along with members of the Northwestern Solar Car Team.


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