Thursday, July 31, 2008

AUB teacher-student team builds first solar car in Arab region



A team of fourth-year engineering students and their professor have successfully built the first solar-powered vehicle in the Arab region. Named Apollo's Chariot--in reference to the Greek god of the sun--the steel-and-fiberglass one-seater vehicle measures five and a half meters in length and two meters in width. It weighs about 700 kilograms, or almost half the weight of an average sedan.

Led by Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Daniel Asmar, the team of Elie Maalouf, Amin Kanafani, Ahmed Hammoud, and Rawad el-Jurdi, took about seven months of dedicated work to build the "Chariot."
im so proud .. [weeping sounds in the background]

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