The UK solar car team recently put together a slide show about their progress that included comparisons and technical specifications for their cars over the years, future plans, and a map of the North American Solar Challenge road race. Download a PDF of that presentation.
And here are some links to more information, videos, and a blog on the UK car and the North American Solar Challenge:
The main Web site of the UK Solar Car project, www.engr.uky.edu/solarcar/, features overviews and video clips.
You can also read UK mechanical engineering student Mark Taylor’s blog postings from this past summer’s race online. Start at www.uksolarcar.blogspot.com/2008/07/and-so-it-begins.html to follow the team’s adventures.
For complete details about race rules and the various entries, visit the North American Solar Challenge Web site at www.americansolarchallenge.org/.
Return to the December 2008 THE FUTURE OF ELECTRICITY column “Racing with the sun” that goes with this supplement.