ALIANCYS CONGRATULATES NUNA8S WITH SOUTH AFRICAN SOLAR WIN
The Nuon Solar Team has won the Sasol Solar Challenge 2016 in South Africa, finishing an impressive 173 kilometers ahead of the runner up. Their Nuna8s car, containing resins from Aliancys (previously DSM Composite Resins) and built using Aliancys composite technology, traveled from Pretoria to Cape Town entirely on solar power.
The Sasol Solar Challenge South Africa started on 24 September: an eight day solar race from Pretoria to Cape Town. The Nuon Solar Team participated with the Nuna8s solar vehicle, an upgraded version the Nuna8 that won the World Solar Challenge Australia in 2016. The team of Delft University of Technology drove a total of 4717 kilometers, breaking the current world record of most kilometers driven in a solar race.
CHALLENGES ALONG THE WAY
The race wasn’t an easy one for the Nuon Solar Team. Just one week before taking off to South Africa, their solar car crashed on a test course. Fortunately, the car could be fixed in time after a full week of repair work.
However, on the second day of the race Nuna crashed against a wall and damaged its nose. In the following days, the team experienced a lot of trouble because of the hard wind and the students were stopped by the police for inspection.