Friday, 26 June 2009

World Solar Challenge: The Nuna 5 is launched

On 25 June 2009 Nuna5 was unveiled by the new 14-strong Nuon Solar Team. The team members, all students at Delft University of Technology, have worked on the construction of their solar car for almost a year. During this period they have set everything else aside to ensure that Nuna5 is even faster and more beautiful, aerodynamic and economical than ever. The Nuon Solar Team are looking forward to the moment when the World Solar Challenge starts in Australia.

The World Solar Challenge is a biennial race for solar-powered cars. Teams from some thirty countries take part. The race crosses right across Australia from north to south over a distance of more than 3,000 kilometres. It starts in Darwin on 25 October 2009 and ends in Adelaide on 31 October. If the Nuon Solar Team wins this year, it will be the fifth time in succession that students from Delft have taken the title for the fastest purely solar-powered car.

Source : TU Delft & World Solar Challenge

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