As part of an exhibition on scientific projects have seven universities in Villa Maria Cordoba, the public’s main attraction is a small car developed by high school students in a school villamariense. The 49 students Ipem Domingo Sarmiento, in conjunction with the Institute of Basic Sciences, National University of Villa Maria developed a car powered by two batteries of 12 volts, supported by a solar energy display.
The small car, the size of those used on golf courses, has a range of six hours and can go up to 25 mph. The engineer Mario Pierantonelli, the UNVM said actually used as a measurement platform to compare the advantages of locomotion to electricity by other means of transport.
After testing this prototype, students work on a Fiat Uno and they won the municipality. The intention is to try to make it work with electricity in the urban circuit and make comparative measurements of actual conditions, said Pierantonelli.
The exhibition, which will tour other cities after Cordoba, participating national universities of Cordoba and Villa Maria, two regional UTN, the Catholic University of Cordoba, Blaise Pascal and the Aeronautical Institute. Besides showcasing projects, the exhibition serves to raise debates, exchanges of experiences and presentations.
If jobs keep pace in the last three months, in early February, the mayor Luis Brouwer de Koning inaugurate the works that will make the neighborhood health center Monte Grande in the first clinic in the province with power supplies solar.
The contractor has already installed the 12 solar panels located on two huge towers to capture energy from the biggest star of our planetary system. According to the explanations given by the holder of the Executive Department, it was decided to install this system, since the area lacks natural gas and is therefore very expensive heating in winter all electricity facilities.
“In winter, children and pregnant women who come to address this health centers were very cold. So we decided to implement this novel approach to the city with an investment of 40 thousand dollars, “said Brouwer de Koning.
The neighborhood will benefit from enterprise-Monte Grande, is one of the most populous city. It also has a high percentage of low income families. Each of the towers has installed a water tank to be fed obviously solar energy panels. It also has a water heater to produce 220 liters of hot water and 930 liters for the batteries to be used for the purpose of heating the whole clinic.