SIKAT, the Philippines’ second solar car, will be in Davao starting this weekend. As part of the SIKAT Exhibit and Roadshow, the solar car will be on public display at the SM City Davao on January 23 and 24, at the Ateneo de Davao University on January 25 and at the University of Mindanao on January 26.
The Philippine Solar Car Society (PSCS) is showcasing SIKAT to major locations in the country to effectively promote solar energy awareness. After Davao, the car will be on its way to Iligan and Cagayan.
PSCS is also optimistic on the country’s chance to break into the top 5 in the 2011 World Solar Challenge. SINAG, the Philippines’ first solar-powered car, finished 12th in the 2007 World Solar Challenge.
SIKAT has been developed through the efforts of De La Salle University – Manila, Ford Group Philippines, Motolite, Pilipinas Shell, SunPower, Adphoto, Air21, Alternergy, MTV Philippines, SM Supermalls, Tan Yan Kee Foundation, U-Freight, and WWF.