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Solar car completes round-the-world trip

Solar car completes round-the-world trip
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Key Info
  • Solar car completes round-the-world trip
  • Duration: 01:10
  • A solar-powered car has driven around the world without using a single drop of fuel, except for sea crossings on board ships. Louis Palmer finished his journey at the UN Climate Change Conference in Poznan in Poland, after 17 months driving around the world. He says he hopes the car will raise awareness about the dangers to the environment. This clip was first published on BBC News Online on 4 December 2008. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Chem: Earth and Environment

  • Keywords: sun, energy, renewable, carbon footprint, design, engineering, technology, circumnavigation, physics
Ideas for use in class
  • Suitable starter for lessons on using the Sun's energy, climate change or energy transformations. Example of innovative design.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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