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The University of Michigan's car "Momentum" won the 2005 North American Solar Challenge (NASC) finishing at 11:27 a.m. (MDT) yesterday. The entirely solar-powered car landed a cumulative time of 53:59:43 from Austin, Texas, to Calgary, Alberta, at an average speed of 46.2 mph, beating entries from University of Minnesota and MIT, which came in second and third. It was a suprise victory for the team, which brought together the required techologies and expertise, despite that Michigan only gets around a half-hour of daylight per day for most of the winter.

University of Michigan Wins Solar Challenge [Renewable Energy Access]

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