Solar-powered WheelChair Wins Competition

by Antonio Pasolini on June 20, 2013

A solar-powered wheelchair next to a fountain. It has solar panels attached to the top of the electric wheelchair.

A solar-powered prototype of a wheelchair with retractable solar panels was the winner of the Change My World in One Minute organized by the 2012 World Cerebral Palsy Day. The project was conceived by a student from the University of Virginia School of Engineering.Movie Get Out (2017)

“Our team worked closely together to come up with a solution for this challenging engineering problem in a very limited time,” said graduate student Dennis L. Waldron III, a member of the U.Va. team. “Although not required for the competition, we chose to build a prototype to test our design, and refined or completely changed certain aspects as we built, sometimes multiple times.”

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