When were solar cars invented?

Answer The first solar car was created in 1955, but it was only a 15-inch model. In 1958, the International Rectifier Company mounted 10,640 individual solar cells to the rooftop of a vintage electric car... Read More »

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About Solar Cars?

In all the recent talk of alternative energy cars, the solar-powered car suspiciously does not come up very often. After all, solar cell technology has been around for years and is a proven form of... Read More »

The Effects of Solar Cars?

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the first practical use of the sun's energy --- known as solar energy --- came in the 7th century B.C. At this time, humans used a magnifying glass to fo... Read More »

Are solar cars recyclable?

As of February 2011, First Solar is the only company that operates solar module recycling plants throughout the United States and Europe. The company collects and recycles solar panels from product... Read More »

How do solar cars work?

Solar cars are powered by energy from the sun through solar cells. When the solar car is on, energy from solar cells is transferred to the electric motor. When the car is off, energy is transferred... Read More »