The Power of One Solar Car Project


Marcelo da Luz isn't an engineer or a millionaire. He's a flight attendant from Toronto. But, in keeping with his last name, his dream has been to build a solar car and pilot it across Canada to set a world distance record. After years of work and a shoestring budget, his craft is almost ready. The XOF1 (Power of One) solar car project has been the work of da Luz and a pieced-together team of engineers, students, scientists and sponsors. He's received no government funding for the project but has nonetheless managed to create a one-person, fully solar powered car that weighs less than 70 pounds. Marcelo da Luz recalls asking his elementary school teacher "why adults pollute." His teacher told him that it's the price of progress. :: XOF1 (thanks to Lynnette for the tip)