Solar Cars pass through Scotts Bluff’s National Monument
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) - The American Solar challenge takes place from July 9-16 and have passed through Scotts Bluff National Monument on July 11th.
Solar cars travel 1,470+ miles along the Oregon National Historic Trail starting from Independence, Missouri to Twin Falls, Idaho.
This event features multiple stops along the way with collegiate Solar Car team in a road rally style event.
On July 12th, additional teams may arrive between 9:00am through 11:30am at the Scotts Bluff National Monument for a 45-minuet check point then continue their Westward Journey.
This event is free and open to the public.
This event will be making stops Independence, MO; Topeka, KS; Grand Island, NE; Gering, NE; Casper, WY; Lander WY; Montpelier, ID; Pocatello, ID; and Twin Falls, ID.
This will give visitors a unique opportunity to see the Solar cars, meet the teams, and celebrate the journey.
You can find out more information here: https://www.americansolarchallenge.org/the-competition/2022-american-solar-challenge/
Gail Lueck event director says “Well it is a great place for the students to show off their innovations and designs, thinking towards producing a solar powered vehicle you’ll see over the next week single occupant vehicles as well as multi-occupant vehicles some of them are transporting passengers along this route showing some of the practicality features.”