2Energy 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.
3Solar EnergyWhen 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.
4Team Pegasus at the Texas Motor Speedway Dallas,TX starting race to Los Angeles, CA.
5Team Pegasus at Cal Poly Tech Institute Pomona, CA Team Pegasus at Cal Poly Tech Institute Pomona, CA. with 1st Place Team “Solar Stealth” on left.Team Pegasus Placed 3rd in the World H.S. Division
6Each year after the race, modifications were made to make the car lighter, faster, and the 1st priority safety.
7Team Pegasus placed 2nd in the 2000 Winston Solar Challenge Race at the Texas Motor Speedway.
8C4 Columbus Area Career Connection CATCH THE RAYSSOLAR STEALTHC4 Columbus Area Career ConnectionColumbus, IndianaWinston Solar Challenge 2001
9Shaun Pille, the team captain for Team Pegasus, works on the wiring of the car.
10Before each day of the race, the team checks the car.
11After a long day of racing, it takes all of your strength to push the car into impound.
12Sometimes it is good to just sit and relax after racing.
13Team Solar Stealth’s Solar Array / frame made out of carbon fiber.
14CATCH THE RAYS Chamizal Solar Car Team Escuela Preparation El Chamizal Chih, MexicoWinston Solar Challenge 2001
15C.H. Yoe High School Solar Arrow CATCH THE RAYSC.H. Yoe High School Solar ArrowC.H. Yoe High SchoolCameron, TexasWinston Solar Challenge 2001
16CATCH THE RAYS Houston Solar Race Team Houston Vocational School Houston, MississippiWinston Solar Challenge 2001
17CATCH THE RAYS Team Pegasus Solar Racing James F. Byrnes High School Duncan, South CarolinaWinston Solar Challenge 2001
18Those Against the Evil Day Star CATCH THE RAYSThose Against the Evil Day StarSaint Mary’s HallSan Antonio, TexasWinston Solar Challenge 2001
19CATCH THE RAYS UHS Solar Vehicle Racing Team University High School Irvine, CaliforniaWinston Solar Challenge 2001