13 June 2015


SOLAR CAR CHALLENGE - Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th June - Nicosia

"Be inspired by the Sun"!. The Cyprus Institute in co-operation with the Municipality of Nicosia is organizing the Solar Car Challenge 2015. This year's race will take place on Sunday, 28 June 2015, in Nicosia city center (Stasikratous Str., Spyrou Kyprianou Ave., Georgiou Griva Digeni Ave., Dimostheni Severi Ave., and Vasilissis Freiderikis Str.). The participants will design, build, manage and race custom-made solar powered vehicles.
In this popular annual summer event ,Solar Cars will race using the sun as the only fuel. The first Solar Car Challenge was organised by The Cyprus Institute in June 2010, at the Daytona Race Track in Tseri, in collaboration with the Research Promotion Foundation. Due to its great success an annual event was born.  
The race is truly high-tech since the teams build their cars, and design their own engineering systems. Unlike most race cars, solar cars are designed with energy constraints imposed by the race regulations. These rules limit the energy used to only that collected from solar radiation. These vehicles represent the green future, radically different than driving a regular car, since they have no fossil fuel engine. All horse power comes from the solar panels on the vehicles which charge the battery. The amazing designs to be presented, offer an one-time experience to spectators, aiming to promote research and innovation in the use of solar energy, and through events like the Solar Car Race, raise the interest of the public, particularly of young people for the use of alternative energy resources.
Route Map and further information of the weekends event ; 

Saturday, June 27
• 19:00-car parade on solar energy (Lidra str. in old Nicosia)
• 21:00-concert of Katerina Stikudi (parking lot next to the municipality of Nicosia)

Sunday, June 28
• Race cars running on solar energy 
The gathering place-Nicosia, UL. Foti Pitta, parking EAC (Department of electrification of Cyprus)

Stasikratous street race will be held, avenues Spiru Kyprianou, Georgiou Griva 76 Digeni and Dimosfeni Severi and Vasilissis Frederikis Street
Time — with 10:00 to 13:00
Admission is free
Information — by phone. 22208702 or website www.cyi.ac.cy

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