Netherlands win the Solar Challenge car race

This is the statement of the Nuon Solar Team from the Delft University in the The Netherlands:

The World Solar Challenge is a perfect way to promote sustainability by racing 3000km purely on solar power

Well said. Solar technology has come a long way – and it needs pioneers like them attacking the boundaries of technology. 40 teams from 23 countries entered the challenge and a team from Delft University in the The Netherlands won the World Solar Challenge, a cross country race happening every two years in Australia.

It is not a cruiser to take your surfboard around the shoreline but it is pretty cool:


“Nuna 7” from the Netherlands

The team from the Netherlands made 1st place for the fourth time already. Some facts about the car:

  • 1680 solar cells
  • Li-Ion battery weight is 21kg (46 pounds)
  • car weight 150 kg (330 pounds)
  • max speed 185 km/h (115 MPH)

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