Alternative Fuels - the future of power for automobiles
Solar Cars
It is unlikely that vehicles will ever be run completely from solar power. They must be extremely light weight (no batteries) and have a large surface area for the photovoltaic cells. Solar car races are used to test advances in solar power. University teams usually compete.

Sunrayce is a popular solar power car event run on odd years (1995, 1997, 1999, etc). Here is a picture of MIT's car in the 1997 race. MIT's car in Sunrayce 1997

Links for more information:

  • Sunrayce
  • World Solar Challenge
  • The American Tour de Sol
  • World Solar Car Rallye

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