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Students from Palestine Polytechnic University in Hebron have built a solar powered car, The Guardian reports:

Palestinians build solar car from scratch

Palestine Polytechnic University's Solar Powered Car

Students overcome scant resources to put green prototype on Hebron’s diesel and donkey polluted roads

Visitors to the West Bank town of Hebron this summer might find a strange-looking white vehicle motoring through its streets – the first Palestinian solar-powered car.

The product of an environmentally friendly project for Palestinian engineering students, the car is bedecked with banks of solar panels and doesn’t manage to reach a speed much above 19mph (30kph) – but it is being lauded as a feat of creative engineering in the face of limited funds and scant resources.

“It was a complicated project and our students designed and built everything in this car from scratch,” says Dr Zahdi Salhab, director of the mechanical engineering department at Palestine Polytechnic University in Hebron.

Read more at The Guardian…



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