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The Crowder College team "Getting Around" Washington, D.C., in their Th!nk electric vehicle in 2002.

Solar Decathlon 2005

Getting Around

(100 Points)

In the Solar Decathlon solar village, the homes are powered by the sun, so why should the cars be any different?

In the Getting Around contest, student teams use electricity generated by their solar electric systems to "fuel" their street-legal, commercially available electric vehicles. Teams then must log as many miles as they can — based on how much "extra" energy they have generated.

Points are awarded based on how many miles each team is able to drive.