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Drexel students using solar to power car

Rick Way - April 25th, 2011

Philadelphia's Drexel University sent a team of engineering students deep into the heart of Texas to compete in the Shell Eco-marathon Americas.

"When eleven engineering students at Drexel University decided to enter a contest to design and build a super-fuel-efficient car, they knew that choosing to power their homemade vehicle with solar energy would increase their costs, their risks and their aerodynamic drag."

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Standard Grid Tied System

Philadelphia Solar Home

DC energy created by the PV panels runs into the inverter and creats an alternating current (AC). Then AC current is metered prior to heading back into the grid.

U.S. Solar Radiation

Philadelphia Solar Chart

This chart shows Philadelphia averages 1600 kW-yr.