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Sweden: Solacars race 2021

By May 2022July 14th, 2022No Comments

HLK contributed with a solar car race to the regional Climate Week

The University of Learning and Communication (HLK) at Jönköping University (JU) organized a solar car race for small cars during Climate Week in Jönköping County, 16-23 September.

A school class is standing in front of a window. One person is holding a mic and seems to be explaning something.
1 Person is interviewed by another, while a camera man is filming.

Climate Week is an annual event organized by the Climate Council in Jönköping County, which includes Jönköping University (JU). Climate Week aims for Jönköping to reach the vision of becoming a Climate-Smart Plus Energy County by 2045 by 2045.

A recurring activity during Climate Week is the solar car race, which this year is arranged by HLK through the project MOST. The competition took place at the car company Atteviks in Jönköping and high school students in Jönköping County who study technology were invited to participate. The students’ self-built and maximum 15-centimeter-wide cars were powered by a battery that was charged with solar cells and sometimes during the competition day also by lights so that they would achieve full effect.

The JU Solar Team sat on the jury

The students were divided into a number of teams, which competed with their cars in three categories: Speed, innovation and design. The JU Solar Team had two seats on the jury that selected the winning entries. A total winner was also nominated and awarded the competition’s hiking prize. It went to the team with Emma Liljedahl, Abbas Qhaimi and Filip Svärd at Aleholmsskolan in Sävsjö.

A solar panel with 10 small vehicles all powered by solar light. 4 Solar lamps are standing around the panel-table.
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