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Solar Challenge Finishes in Calgary

U of Michigan takes prize, finishing the 2500-mile course in 54 hours.  Fourteen of the twenty entrants completed the race.  The last to cross the finish line (Kansas State U) came in 12.5 hours after the winner.

Compiled by
Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News


University of Michigan's Momentum crosses the finish line first.

Michigan Wins
Michigan Wins


1st-place Michigan's Momentum


2nd-place Minnesota's Borealis III


Minnesota's team

MIT
3rd-place MIT's Tesseract


Kansas State University's Paragon on its maiden race.  Last of 14 cars that made it to the finish line.

CALGARY, CANADA -- The ten-day solar car race from Austin to Calgary came to a successful finish yesterday.

The University of Michigan's Momentum placed first, completing a few seconds under 54 hours.  They also set a record by averaging 46.2 mph in this, the world's longest solar car race.

The University of Minnesota's Borealis III came in second, trailing by 12 minutes.  MIT's Tesseract came in third. Canada's leading team, the University of Waterloo, came in fifth with their Midnight Sun.

Fourteen cars went all the way to the finish line, with the last to cross being Kansas State University's Paragon on its maiden race, at 87.5 hours, a little over 12 hours after the winner.

One car withdrew, one was disqualified, and four others did not complete the race.

Teams stopped at a number of checkpoints along U.S. Highway 75 and the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1).

"I would like to congratulate all the students for the incredible innovation and commitment they have demonstrated in taking on this challenge", said Hon. R. John Efford, Minister of Natural Resources. "Their vision is leading us toward a cleaner energy future, and the Government of Canada is proud to support their efforts." His department is one of the race's sponsors.

"Solar cars have captured the public's imagination since the first one was built more than 20 years ago," said Richard King, Head of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Photovoltaics Research Program. "Every year, we've seen improvements in performance and reliability, and this year was no exception. We've also seen solar technology improve over that time, dropping considerably in cost. This competition clearly demonstrates that solar power works and that, although you may not be able to drive your own solar car today, you can use solar power to supply the energy needs of your home or your business."

This is the fourth North American Solar Challenge (NASC) race, and the first to cross into Canada.

The Government of Canada provided financial support for all Canadian participants in the race.

Five Canadian universities sent teams to the challenge: McMaster University, Queen's University, the University of Calgary, the University of Waterloo and Red River College.

The North American Solar Challenge 2005 sponsored included DOE, NRCan, TransAlta, the University of Calgary, CSI Wireless, AMD, and Manitoba Transport and Government Services.

For final standings of all teams and information on the NASC, visit AmericanSolarChallenge.org.

Next up? World Solar Challenge in Australia, from Darwin to Adelaide, starting September 25, 2005.

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NASC Press Releases

Source:
http://americansolarchallenge.org/event/asc2005/media/pressrelease.html
July 27, 2005 – University of Michigan Wins North American Solar Challenge
(PDF 90 KB)

July 26, 2005 – North American Solar Challenge starts final leg from Medicine Hat on Wednesday
(PDF 84 KB)

July 25, 2005 – Michigan takes lead as NASC reaches Medicine Hat, Alberta
(PDF 92 KB)

July 25, 2005 – Solar Car Challenge Video Available Via Satellite Uplinks (Event Finish)
(PDF 80 KB)

July 24, 2005 – University of Minnesota remains in the lead on eighth day of NASC
(PDF 92 KB)

July 23, 2005 – North American Solar Challenge to Take Off from Winnipeg on Sunday
(PDF 92 KB)

July 22, 2005 – Thirteen teams reach Winnipeg by sixth day of NASC
(PDF 92 KB)

July 21, 2005 – Minnesota maintains lead as teams cross Canadian border during fifth day of the NASC
(PDF 92 KB)

July 20, 2005 – University of Minnesota reclaims the lead in fourth day of the NASC
(PDF 92 KB)

July 20, 2005 – Solar Car Challenge Video Available Via Satellite Uplinks (Border Crossing)
(PDF 92 KB)

July 20, 2005 – 2,500-mile Solar Car Challenge Crosses Canadian Border
(PDF 79 KB)

July 19, 2005 – MIT takes lead in third day of the NASC
(PDF 81 KB)

July 18, 2005 – University of Minnesota takes the lead in second day of the NASC
(PDF 81 KB)

July 17, 2005 – University of Michigan takes the lead in first day of the NASC
(PDF 81 KB)

July 17, 2005 – Solar-powered cars rayce from U.S. to Canada
(PDF 98 KB)

July 14, 2005 – Solar Car Challenge Video Available Via Satellite Uplinks (Event Start)
(PDF 81 KB)

March 7, 2005 – Solar-powered cars rayce from U.S. to Canada
(PDF 107 KB)

Websites

Media Coverage

The following stories are what pulled up in a Google News search for Solar Challenge Calgary, as of July 28, 2:30 am MDT.

The Waterloo solar race car crosses the finish line in Calgary ...
CTV, Canada - 6 hours ago
A Canadian entry in the North American Solar Challenge car race has crossed the finish line in Calgary in fifth place, likely missing a chance at the podium ...
U solar car finishes race just a sunbeam behind the winner
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription), MN - 11 hours ago
The University of Minnesota solar car team zoomed to a second place finish on Tuesday only 10 minutes behind the University of Michigan's winning entry. ...
Michigan car wins solar race
Globe and Mail, Canada - 13 hours ago
By OMAR EL AKKAD. The first North American Solar Challenge car race to cross from the United States into Canada ended Wednesday when ...
Canadian team hoping for medal in solar car race
CTV, Canada - 17 hours ago
A Canadian entry in the North American Solar Challenge car race is on the hunt for a podium spot as the teams cross the finish line in Calgary today. ...
ISU completes solar challenge
Bloomington Pantagraph,  USA - 1 hour ago
By MK Guetersloh. NORMAL -- After driving a solar-powered car from Austin, Texas, to Calgary, Canada, Illinois State University's ...
U. of Michigan wins solar car race; UM-Rolla finishes fourth
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MO - 3 hours ago
The University of Michigan won the 2005 North American Solar Challenge, the longest solar car race in history, on Wednesday. Michigan's ...
'U' Solar Car Finishes Second In 2,500-Mile Trek
WCCO, MN - 9 hours ago
(WCCO) Minneapolis The University of Minnesota solar car finished second in the North American Solar Challenge Wednesday, trailing a cumulative 11 minutes ...
Sunny finish for solar cars
CFCN, Canada - 9 hours ago
The cars in the North American Solar Challenge crossed the finish line at the University of Calgary Wednesday afternoon. The first ...
University of Waterloo fifth in trans-North America solar car ...
Canoe.ca, Canada - 10 hours ago
By BILL GRAVELAND. CALGARY (CP) - The University of Michigan took top honours in a gruelling 4,000-kilometre solar car race, but ...
North American Solar Challenge 2005: Competitors Cross the Finish ...
Canada NewsWire (press release), Canada - 10 hours ago
CALGARY, July 27 /CNW Telbec/ - Competitors from across Canada and the United States gathered in Calgary to celebrate the end of a 10-day race proving that ...
UM Team Momentum wins North American Solar Challenge
U of M News Service (press release), MI - 13 hours ago
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The University of Michigan solar car Team Momentum finished first in the North American Solar Challenge that began 10 days ago and ended ...
Canadian university students complete world's longest solar car ...
I-Newswire.com (press release) - 17 hours ago
CALGARY -- On Wednesday, July 27, Senator Dan Hays will represent Canada at the closing ceremony of the North American Solar Challenge 2005. ...
Solar race to the finish
Toronto Sun, Canada - 23 hours ago
By MATTHEW KWONG, TORONTO SUN. THE NORTH AMERICAN Solar Challenge finishes today with an entry from the University of Waterloo in the hunt for a podium spot. ...
UMR solar car likely dethroned
News-Leader.com, MO - Jul 27, 2005
By Steve Koehler. MEDICINE HAT, Alberta — Two years ago, the University of Missouri-Rolla turned the last leg of the Route 66 Solar ...
Day 10: UMR solar car team prepares for final sprint
News-Leader.com, MO - Jul 27, 2005
MEDICINE HAT, Alberta � The University of Missouri-Rolla and the other 17 teams in the 2005 North American Solar Challenge were preparing today for the ...
ISU Team Hopes For Sunny Skies During Race's Final Leg
Iowa Channel.com, IA - Jul 26, 2005
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa State University's solar car team is hoping for sunny skies Tuesday to help them in the final leg of their solar car race. ...
University of Michigan's team beating University of Minnesota in ...
Grand Forks Herald, ND - Jul 26, 2005
MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - The University of Michigan edged out the University of Minnesota by about half an hour Monday in reaching ...
Day 9: Finish line coming into view for UMR solar racers
News-Leader.com, MO - Jul 25, 2005
The University of Missouri-Rolla solar car racing team continued to trail the leader by more than two hours in the North American Solar Challenge today. ...
North American Solar Challenge Race 2005 won by the University of ...
Technology News Daily, AZ - 10 hours ago
The North American Solar Challenge Race 2005 (NASC), which began in Austin, Texas, on July 17 and ends today at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, highlights the ...
Sun sets on solar race
Toronto Sun, Canada - 10 hours ago
By The Canadian Press. CALGARY (CP) — The University of Michigan took top honours in a gruelling 4,000-kilometre solar car race ...

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN WINS NORTH AMERICAN SOLAR CHALLENGE, July 28
The University of Michigan won a highly-competitive 2005 North American Solar Challenge (NASC) today, crossing the finish line at 11:27 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time using only the energy of the sun.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news5494.html


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Page creataed  by Sterling D. Allan July 28, 2005
Last updated December 24, 2014

 

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