Solar Go-Karts

High school students learn about renewable energy in first annual Solar Go-Kart challenge.

On May 8, 2017, the first annual Tennessee Solar Go-Kart challenge took place. The challenge was held at Bristol Motor Speedway and involved students from 20 local schools from Northeast Tennessee. Their task was to create a go-kart powered by solar that will last through the 25-mile race while keeping costs in their budget range. “When Ian called asking for datasheets for his students, I was excited to see the outcome,” said Ean Kyler, Krannich East CEO. Students were given datasheets of available modules and had to conduct research to engineer their own Solar Kart design. After completing their research, they were able to select which solar modules they needed and how many.


“It was awesome to be a part of this Project," said Ian Huddleston. "To see the students and teachers go from zero understanding about solar and then seeing their finished karts racing around the track for 25 miles was incredible. I couldn’t stop smiling!” Their hope is to make the solar go-kart race an annual tradition, continuing to educate students and adults alike on the power and benefits of solar.

The panels used in the winning designs were Silfab 300w Mono all black and LG 320w Mono. Krannich Solar looks forward to participating in next years Go-Kart challenge!

About Krannich Solar

Krannich Solar has been a strong partner to photovoltaic installers since 1995 and offers everything that is required to drive photovoltaic expansion forward: expert advice, effective logistics and one of the industry’s leading product and system portfolios for solar electricity generation. With a growing market share this privately owned and self-financed company ranks among the leading photovoltaic wholesalers worldwide. The group is made of 22 companies across 15 countries and employs over 280 people.


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