- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State University is pulling its institutional support for an on-board solar panel vehicle program that they say is losing industry interest.

The Gazette-Times reports (https://bit.ly/1dvqaGr) College of Engineering dean Scott Ashford says the university’s April 28 decision was partially due to the declining number of universities that are participating in a solar vehicle challenges.

While solar rechargeable batteries are still in demand, Ashford says on-board panels are getting less interest.

A lack of university support means the Solar Vehicle Team can’t receive tax-deductible donations, use campus space or be covered by the school’s liability insurance.

Members of the student team say they plan to continue competing as a club.

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Information from: Gazette-Times, https://www.gtconnect.com

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