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University of Michigan team wins 2016 solar car race

University of Michigan team wins 2016 solar car race

Stephen Edelstein 1 views Aug 21, 2016 University of Michigan solar car "Aurum" wins 2016 American Solar Challenge Enlarge Photo Other than charging a battery-electric car using electricity harvested by photovoltaic panels, solar power isn't exactly practical for current production cars. But every year, dozens of solar-powered race cars compete in events around the world held for college students. In the U.S., a team of students from the University of Michigan beat 23 others to win one such event. DON'T MISS: Student Solar-Car Developers: What Motivates Them? The students' bright yellow solar car—named Aurum—won the 2016 American Solar Challenge and its qualifying race, the Formula Sun Grand Prix. The car is powered by a 1.5-kilowatt solar array, with a 5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack onboard to store electricity when sufficient sunlight is not available. It featu...

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