Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: Saturday will be the milder of the two days. Sun and clouds will be the rule with early weekend highs in the mid 80s. Back to the low to mid 90s on Sunday!
SANTIAGO, Chile (November 15, 2012)--The second annual Solar Challenge is underway in Chile's Atacama desert where 15 solar-powered cars rolled out of an old salt mine Thursday.
The solar-powered prototypes will travel more than 800 miles through the world's driest desert in the four-day, multinational race
There are two categories: cars powered only by solar energy, and three-wheeled models that get a little help from pedals pushed by the drivers themselves.
The cars had to be built for less than $7,000, forcing their makers to be creative more than wealthy.
Most of the teams represent university engineering departments.
The big finish is Monday.
Winners get prizes of $30,000 in the solar category and $9,000 in the hybrid category.