A team of 27 students from Manipal University built a solar- powered car by using indigenous technology.
By using indigenous technology, Manipal University’s students have built a solar- powered car. A team of 27 students particitaped in this project and total of Rs. 25 lakh was invested in building this car. The project was sponsored by Tata Power Solar. The prototype, designed by the university’s SolarMobil team, weighs 590 kg.
As per the press released by the Tata Power and Manipal University, the two-seater solar car can reach a maximum speed of up to 60 kmph. The project cost includes the solar modules, which are the car's major components. The prototype took two years to design and manufacture, Jeet Bannerjee, team manager, SolarMobil, said in a press release. The car can run up to 115 km after a single charge.
Ashish Khanna, ED & CEO, Tata Power Solar said that this project epitomises Tata Power Solar’s belief that fostering innovation is the key for the proliferation of solar energy. The solar car is one of many ventures which they have supported, and they firmly believe India’s students will act as a key contributor in the progress of our solar industry.