Illinois State University solar car team to participate in solar challenge

BLOOMINGTON - A solar car team from Illinois State University is planning to travel to the United Arab Emirates to show off their alternative energy vehicle.

The team is planning to participate in the Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge in January.  They were selected as part of an international field from six continents, and follows a second-place finish in last year's Formula Sun Grand Prix.  The challenge's ending will coincide with the World Future Energy Summit's opening ceremony.

Event organizers are helping to get the team's car from Illinois to Abu Dhabi, but team members say another $20,000 to $30,000 will still be needed for the team's transportation, lodging, and food.

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