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ASU students (from left) Cory Peterson, Michael Yach, Mark Garrison and Cameron Simoes display the solar-airplane model that won them the top electrical engineering senior-year design project award for the 2010-2011 school year. Photo: Jessica Slater/ASU

Arizona State University electrical engineering students are taking on the technological challenges of making solar-powered aircraft a more feasible flight option.

Two teams began the effort for their senior-year engineering design projects, building small-scale prototypes of remote-controlled airplanes powered by solar-cell technology that converts sunlight to electrical energy.

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