SCRTC Students Build Solar Powered Vehicle

The St. Croix Regional Technical Center has a new student project to show off as a result of hard work from 3+ of its students. A solar powered bicycle has recently been unveiled on the school campus. This project utilized the talents of students from the Computer Electronics, Welding, and Building Trades programs, as well as the Technology Education class at CHS. The construction of the bike began with the welding of solar panels onto the bicycle by Zach Goodwin from the Welding program. Several Building Trades students assisted by building a wood platform to raise the bike for construction. After the solar panels were welded on, Computer Electronics students Kale Sapiel and Dylan Korsadowicz setup the electronics that allow the solar energy to make the bicycle run. Fellow student Shane DelMonaco assisted with research for the electronics construction. Dylan Korsadowicz is currently constructing a dashboard for the bike in Brian Duffy’s Technology Education class at CHS. The bicycle is completely solar powered and charges while parked in the sun. Because of this form of power, it is very environmentally friendly. This project has been under development all school year, and has had a huge amount of support from the Superintendent and school administrators. (Pictured from left to right: Shane DelMonaco, Dylan Korsadowicz, and Kale Sapiel.)

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