TITLE

All About... SOLAR CARS

PUB. DATE
January 2003
SOURCE
World Almanac for Kids;2003, p60
SOURCE TYPE
Almanac
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Solar cars don't have gas tanks. Instead, they have panels of solar cells--small wafer-like units that change light into electrical energy. Engineers test their latest models by racing them. The 2,300-mile American Solar Challenge, from Chicago to Southern California, is the longest race.Engineers admit that solar cars won't replace gas-powered cars any time soon. The big challenge is to design a battery that can store enough energy to keep the car running when the sun isn't shining.
ACCESSION #
8590687

 

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics