Presentation on theme: "The First Solar Car for the Southeast. Energy Energy is one of the most fundamental parts of our universe. We use energy to do work. Energy lights our."— Presentation transcript:
The First Solar Car for the Southeast
Energy Energy is one of the most fundamental parts of our universe. We use energy to do work. Energy lights our cities. Energy powers our vehicles, trains, planes and rockets. Energy warms our homes, cooks our food, plays our music, gives us pictures on television. Energy powers machinery in factories. Energy is defined as "the ability to do work." Cars, planes, boats and machinery also transform energy into work. Work means moving something, lifting something, warming something, lighting something. All these are a few of the various types of work. But where does energy come from? There are many sources of energy.
Solar Energy When we hang laundry outside to dry in the sun, we are using the sun's heat to do work -- drying our clothes. The sun has always been an energy source. Plants use the sun's light to make food. Animals eat plants for food. So, fossil fuels actually got their start as sunlight many millions of years ago.
Team Pegasus at the Texas Motor Speedway Dallas,TX starting race to Los Angeles, CA.
Team Pegasus at Cal Poly Tech Institute Pomona, CA. with 1 st Place Team Solar Stealth on left. Team Pegasus Placed 3 rd in the World H.S. Division
Each year after the race, modifications were made to make the car lighter, faster, and the 1 st priority safety.
Team Pegasus placed 2 nd in the 2000 Winston Solar Challenge Race at the Texas Motor Speedway.
CATCH THE RAYS SOLAR STEALTH C4 Columbus Area Career Connection Columbus, Indiana Winston Solar Challenge 2001
Shaun Pille, the team captain for Team Pegasus, works on the wiring of the car.
Before each day of the race, the team checks the car.
After a long day of racing, it takes all of your strength to push the car into impound.
Sometimes it is good to just sit and relax after racing.
Team Solar Stealths Solar Array / frame made out of carbon fiber.
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CATCH THE RAYS C.H. Yoe High School Solar Arrow C.H. Yoe High School Cameron, Texas Winston Solar Challenge 2001
CATCH THE RAYS Houston Solar Race Team Houston Vocational School Houston, Mississippi Winston Solar Challenge 2001
CATCH THE RAYS Team Pegasus Solar Racing James F. Byrnes High School Duncan, South Carolina Winston Solar Challenge 2001
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CATCH THE RAYS UHS Solar Vehicle Racing Team University High School Irvine, California Winston Solar Challenge 2001