San Antonio students participate in Solar Car Challenge

San Antonio students participate in Solar Car Challenge (Photo/video: Sinclair Broadcast Group)

SAN ANTONIO - Since the beginning of last school year, students at the School of Science and Technology have been working on a car powered by the sun. It carries 7 solar panels develops energy from the sun to charge the batteries.

The students left San Antonio last weekend for a weeklong Solar Car Challenge in Dallas.

"The entire purpose of this is to have the most efficient solar panels, the most efficient battery working with the best motor possible."

Stanford University donated scrap metal and a carbon fiber frame; H-E-B helped with some funding and students did some fundraising of their own. In all, the car cost about $20,000 to build.

This week, the car will be scrutinized by judges at Texas Motor Speedway for its build and technology. The students should know after 4 days of testing how they did in the Solar Car Challenge.

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