Solarr  Winners of the “Panasonic World Solar Challenge Environmental Awareness Award 2007” Solar Car Education EDUCATION Contact News Car Team Home OTHER TEAMS RACES MEDIA © 2012 Webwhales Gwawr have designed a scale model solar car that can be taken to special events and schools. If you would be interested in Nos Gwawr II coming to your school please drop us an email on School Solar Car Challenge Event July 2011 Congratulations to all the school teams who participated in the School Solar Car Challenge Event, July 2011. Rhosnesni High SchoolOverall race trophy An all girls team taking top speed in the sprints and the obstacle course. Whilst traversing Temperature Rise and flying around Climate Change corner with finally making it through to the end of the garbage run. Ysgol Alun, Mold: took the design award with Feargal Sharkey, a mean looking fish with designs to get your jaws around! They fin-ished the day with top marks in design. Dragons Den: The hard fought entreuprenial challenge saw the Welsh speaking team from Morgan Llwyd lift the trophy high, making a pitch that any apprentice would be proud of. Glan Llwyd gve an excellent technical paper on the dynamics of their solar car. The team from St. Asaph provided in depth analysis on their solar cells and the drive dynamics of their solar car to take the technical trophy home. All the 8 teams were given the opportunity to present in English or Welsh to a panel of judges made up from the National HE Stem, the IET and the IMechE. the day was held at Glyndwr University where an address was given by Prof. H. James and prizes were awarded by his worshipful mayor of Wrexham, Cllr. Ian Roberts and professor Stuart Irvine. Newspaper article here. TECHNOLOGY National Science And Engineering Week March 9th-18th 2012: Hands on Workshops Join the Welsh Solar car team ‘Gwawr’ on an interactive half day workshop to see what makes a “World Level Solar Car” work.  You will help make simple electrics motor and watch them spin, whilst learning how batteries store energy, and why aerodynamics are important to help make a solar car go very fast!!! The workshop is delivered with two key themes: a)      The technology behind a solar car, and for this we will be doing hands on experiments with ‘fruit batteries’,   ‘homopole electric motors & magnets in copper tubes’ and ‘placing solar cells in the sun properly’. b)      The story behind Gwawr the Welsh solar car @ Glyndwr University. How did a little team from Wales win the “Environmental awareness award 2007” whilst driving across Australia at speeds of 60 mph on nothing but the power from the Sun? (Those coming to Optic Glyndwr, St Asaph, will get a guided tour and see also where and how solar cells are made  together with how the BIGGEST telescope in the World is being made!!!) All sessions are now filled but names are being added to a waiting list.