Iranian students gear up solar car for US challenge

Farkhondeh Naziri, 20, in charge of electronics on the project and the only female member of the team from Qazvin Azad University, said they plan to optimize the car’s absorption of solar energy based on the route it plans to take.

“We first do a simulation of the actual race course and study the weather conditions there. Then we try to calculate what the sun’s angles would be during the eight-days,” she said.

The car’s predecessor, the Havin-1, ranked 17th in the 2011 World Solar Challenge in Australia.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/iran-students-gear-up-solar-car-for-us-challenge/2014/05/08/87692534-d67c-11e3-8f7d-7786660fff7c_story.html

 

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