Thursday, October 18, 2007
RP SOLAR CAR TEAM IN DARWIN
Members of Team Sinag, composed of 10 engineering students and 4 faculty members from De La Salle University-Manila, have arrived in Darwin, Australia last Saturday to participate in the 20th Panasonic World Solar Challenge. The Philippine Team was met by Overall Team Leader Prof. Rene Fernandez (5th from left). The 3,000 km race will start on October 21 at Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex in Darwin and will end in Adelaide, Southern Australia. Team Sinag’s entry in the solar car competition is a testament of the Filipino’s continuous drive to be at par with developed countries in harnessing the power of renewable energy sources.
The SINAG solar car was designed and built by a group of dedicated faculty and students from the Mechanical Engineering and the Electronics and Communications Engineering Departments of De La Salle University–Manila, with the support of Ford Group Philippines, Motolite, Philippine Airlines, San Miguel Corporation, Shell, SunPower, U-Freight, and Ventus. The project is also supported by Aurora, Cabrera Lavadia and Associates, JWT, Cresia, Merritt Partners, Tuason Racing School, Gochermann Solar Technology, and Stratworks.