The University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project Team is racing its #35 Centaurus III in this year’s 2014 Solar American Challenge, which concludes at the U of M.
Goldy Gopher, alumni, sponsors, and other supporters are welcome on Monday, July 28 to cheer the University of Minnesota’s solar-powered car across the finish line in the 2014 American Solar Challenge. #35 Centaurus III, the U of M’s representative in the 24-car field, is expected to cross the finish line between noon and 4 p.m. at the Victory Lot at the University’s East Bank Campus (2302 6th St. SE in Minneapolis). The car is the creation of the U of M Solar Vehicle Project Team and features a newly revamped electrical system, improved aerodynamics, and new safety features. It is slightly over 3 feet tall, about 16 feet long, nearly 6 feet wide, and weighs about 400 pounds. The 1,700-mile race began in Austin, Texas, on July 21. Come check out the finish line celebration! Read more.