A Solar Car Race and You Want Clouds???

Who knew?

Overcast skies made the first hours of racing kinda slow this morning, but about 11:00 a.m. the skies cleared and the cars really sped up.

For a few hours.

And then it got hot. Really hot.

And the battery packs got hot. Really hot.

So hot the Solar Miner VIII crew is praying for clouds.
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The Miners have slowed down in an attempt to keep the batteries from reaching their thermal limit. If clouds sweep in and temps drop the batteries will cool, and they can forget about the array and run off the batteries until the ‘tank’ is empty.

We think this description is accurate.