PECMS solar challenge teams

Published 7:51 am Thursday, June 6, 2019

Two teams from Prince Edward County Middle School (PECMS) participated in the Solar Challenge competition held at James Madison University Friday, May 17. Teams were challenged to use the engineering process to design and build structures that were powered by solar energy.

The Electric Boogaloos designed a solar-powered car using solar panels and motors and was awarded the Dream Big award for their innovative and creative car design. The Solar Sharks used a rechargeable battery pack, powered by a solar panel and motor, to power a motor boat which earned them the First to Market award for the structure most likely to be marketed.

Next year’s teams hope to also participate in the Wind Challenge competition.