The 23-year-old students have designed the prototype for their graduation project.
Creating a solar car in the Gaza Strip is more difficult than it would be in other areas of the world. The materials, the DC motors they needed are not available in Gaza. According to Miqaty, nobody knows how to build DC motors. Thus, the students had to adapt a different engine to work on the car.
Through this prototype they want to spread awareness and culture about the use of solar energy. It is the first car made in Gaza to run on solar energy.
According to the University, the students also hope to find a way to convert electric cars to run on solar energy alone. Through these alternative energy vehicles, they hope to offer respite from the energy crisis facing their community.