Project SINAG : The First Philippine Solar-Powered Car

SINAG in Australia
World Solar Challenge 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Darwin, Australia

SINAG first test run on the race track of Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex on a Tuesday afternoonSINAG, the Philippines' first solar-powered car, completed its first test run on the race track of Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex on a Tuesday afternoon. The driver, 20-year-old Ivan Porcalla, easily finished the 5-lap, 5km course at an average speed of 90kph. SINAG is capable of a top speed of 100kph.

SINAG will compete in the 20th Panasonic World Solar Challenge on October 21-28, to be participated in by more than 40 solar cars from different countries around the world. The successful test run augurs well for SINAG and the future of renewable energy technology in the Philippines.

Dennis Beng Hui-DLSU Manila (Comm Team)
Originally posted at http://philippinesolarcar.blogspot.com/