Grade ten students at Sundre High School got the chance to see up close a solar car that is capable of reaching a speed of 130 km. per hour. The Car built by University of Calgary engineering students is is currently on its annual tour through the province visiting rural schools. The six day tour will bring the car to Big Valley

Students get a close look at solar car

Grade 10 students at Sundre High School got the chance to see up close a solar car that is capable of reaching a speed of 130 km/h.



Grade 10 students at Sundre High School got the chance to see up close a solar car that is capable of reaching a speed of 130 km/h.

The Car built by University of Calgary engineering students is is currently on its annual tour through the province visiting rural schools.

The six-day tour will bring the car to Big Valley, Sherwood Park, Barrhead, Fox Creek, Sylvan lake, Sundre and Turner Valley. In October of 2011 the University of Calgary Solar Car Team took the Schulich Axiom car to Darwin, Australia and competed World Solar Car Challenge a 3000 km. race.

The Schulich Axiom team finished 18th out of 40 entries from around the world and was the top Canadian entry.

Team members Susie Kubik, in the car and Mico Madamesila, right, along with other team members were touring with the car this week.

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