Gallery: Solar-powered cars get the green flag in Ohio

By Lee Teschler Saturday, July 30, marked that start of the 2016 American Solar Challenge. The eight-day 1,975-mile road course passes through seven states starting from Brecksville, Ohio and ending up in Hot Springs, S.D. We got a chance to talk to several of the college teams fielding vehicles in this year’s competition, including two of the top winners from this year’s Formula Sun Grand Prix, an annual track race that is held on grand prix or road-style closed courses.
See photos of the solar-powered cars below.
Most teams use silicon solar cells which mount conformally to the car body. They are quite similar to

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