Project SEC (Solar Energy in Close-up) vehicle

„SEC vehicle”

Results in Latvian 


Aim of the project:

The aim of the project is to design and produce a vehicle model, whose task is to drive the set distance in the shortest possible time, using only solar (light) energy available at that time.
The team consists of 1-3 students and it needs a name and a motto.
The teams are given (sent) or they purchase identical solar panels based on which the vehicle must be constructed, using any available consumables and parts except batteries and/or secondary cells. During the competition, vehicles must drive on the course (5 – 20 m). The races are organized in groups – the groups are drawn by lot before the competition. 2 winners of each group qualify for the next round until the absolute winner is determined.

Time of competition:

The competition will be organized in the second part of May 2008, at the location to be announced separately. Organizers should be informed beforehand about the wish to participate at the event. The applications are to be submitted till May 6, 2008 via e-mail:


1.    Institute of Solid State Physics University of Latvia (Jānis Kleperis, Mārtiņš Vanags, Līga Grīnberga).
2.    Latvian Physics Teachers Association LFTA (Biruta Šķēle)
3.    Magazine „TERRA” (Ilgonis Vilks)
4.    Santa Pūce (Ventspils University of Applied Sciences)