28 Nov '12, 4pm

Cambridge team rethinks solar-powered technology: The World Solar Challenge is a marathon race across Australia,...

Cambridge team rethinks solar-powered technology: The World Solar Challenge is a marathon race across Australia,...

The World Solar Challenge is a marathon race across Australia, from Darwin in the North to Adelaide in the South, that sees around 40 teams design and build solar-powered cars, each intent on getting to the finish line first. For the last twelve years or so, since the arrival of BP’s Quiet Achiever, design for these continental cruisers has stagnated, with the now relatively common ‘table top’ style becoming dominant. The theory is simple; present a large area to place solar panels on and make the shape as aerodynamic as possible. More space equals more power, which then equals more speed. Tables to tears A team from Cambridge University followed convention in 2009 by entering their Endeavour table top design, before refining and improving the vehicle for an attack on the 2011 race. However, with the top teams on budgets measured in multiple millions, the small University ...

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