Gokil... Siswa di Afrika Selatan Bikin Kereta Tenaga Surya

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Gokil... Siswa di Afrika Selatan Bikin Kereta Tenaga Surya

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Selasa, 11 Okt 2022 08:03 WIB

Afrika Selatan - Sekelompok siswa di Afrika Selatan membangun kereta bertenaga surya pertama di negara itu. Idenya berawal dari krisis energi yang tengah melanda.

This photograph taken on September 20, 2022 shows a solar-powered train built by students of Soshanguve technical high school in Soshanguve townshipn in the northern suburbs of Pretoria. - The group of 20 teens have invented South Africa's first fully solar-powered train as for the past few years, students in a South African township have watched in frustration as their parents failed to use trains for daily commutes to work amid a crippling energy crisis. (Photo by Phill Magakoe / AFP) (Photo by PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP via Getty Images)

Siswa sekolah menengah teknik Soshanguve membersihkan kereta bertenaga surya yang mereka bangun, di kotapraja Soshanguve di pinggiran utara Pretoria, Selasa, (20/9/2022). Sekelompok remaja yang terdiri dari 20 siswa telah membuat kereta bertenaga surya pertama di Afrika Selatan.

This photograph taken on September 20, 2022 shows a solar-powered train built by students of Soshanguve technical high school in Soshanguve townshipn in the northern suburbs of Pretoria. - The group of 20 teens have invented South Africa's first fully solar-powered train as for the past few years, students in a South African township have watched in frustration as their parents failed to use trains for daily commutes to work amid a crippling energy crisis. (Photo by Phill Magakoe / AFP) (Photo by PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP via Getty Images)

Ide membangun kereta bertenaga surya ini adalah saat para siswa melihat orang tua mereka gagal menggunakan kereta api untuk perjalanan sehari-hari untuk bekerja di tengah krisis energi yang melumpuhkan.

This photograph taken on September 20, 2022 shows a solar-powered train built by students of Soshanguve technical high school in Soshanguve townshipn in the northern suburbs of Pretoria. - The group of 20 teens have invented South Africa's first fully solar-powered train as for the past few years, students in a South African township have watched in frustration as their parents failed to use trains for daily commutes to work amid a crippling energy crisis. (Photo by Phill Magakoe / AFP) (Photo by PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP via Getty Images)

Pemadaman bergilir dilakukan akibat kegagalan di pembangkit listrik tenaga batu bara lama yang tidak dirawat dengan baik. Perusahaan listrik negara Eskom memberlakukan penjatahan listrik untuk mencegah pemadaman nasional total. Para siswa mencoba menciptakan kereta bertenaga surya pertama di Afrika Selatan untuk menyiasati keterbatasan.

This photograph taken on September 20, 2022 shows a solar-powered train built by students of Soshanguve technical high school in Soshanguve townshipn in the northern suburbs of Pretoria. - The group of 20 teens have invented South Africa's first fully solar-powered train as for the past few years, students in a South African township have watched in frustration as their parents failed to use trains for daily commutes to work amid a crippling energy crisis. (Photo by Phill Magakoe / AFP) (Photo by PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP via Getty Images)

Usaha itu bukannya tanpa tantangan, terutama akibat kurangnya dana menunda produksi lokomotif prototipe. Pemerintah kemudian ikut campur.

This photograph taken on September 20, 2022 shows a solar-powered train built by students of Soshanguve technical high school in Soshanguve townshipn in the northern suburbs of Pretoria. - The group of 20 teens have invented South Africa's first fully solar-powered train as for the past few years, students in a South African township have watched in frustration as their parents failed to use trains for daily commutes to work amid a crippling energy crisis. (Photo by Phill Magakoe / AFP) (Photo by PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP via Getty Images)

Para siswa kemudian mulai merakitnya lebih jauh. Panel surya dipasang di atap. Usai dua tahun berjuang, sebuah prototipe akhirnya terwujud.

This photograph taken on September 20, 2022 shows a solar-powered train built by students of Soshanguve technical high school in Soshanguve townshipn in the northern suburbs of Pretoria. - The group of 20 teens have invented South Africa's first fully solar-powered train as for the past few years, students in a South African township have watched in frustration as their parents failed to use trains for daily commutes to work amid a crippling energy crisis. (Photo by Phill Magakoe / AFP) (Photo by PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP via Getty Images)

Saat uji coba, kereta itu bergerak di jalur sepanjang 18 meter dengan kecepatan 30 km/jam di Soshanguve, sebelah utara ibu kota Pretoria. Sejauh ini, prototipe itu sudah melakukan 10 perjalanan di trek di sekolah.

Gokil... Siswa di Afrika Selatan Bikin Kereta Tenaga Surya
Gokil... Siswa di Afrika Selatan Bikin Kereta Tenaga Surya
Gokil... Siswa di Afrika Selatan Bikin Kereta Tenaga Surya
Gokil... Siswa di Afrika Selatan Bikin Kereta Tenaga Surya
Gokil... Siswa di Afrika Selatan Bikin Kereta Tenaga Surya
Gokil... Siswa di Afrika Selatan Bikin Kereta Tenaga Surya

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