ALIANCYS STYRENE-FREE RESINS IN NUNA9 SOLAR VEHICLE
On 25 July the Nuon Solar Team presented its new solar vehicle Nuna9. The solar-powered car will compete in the 14TH edition of the World Solar Challenge in October 2017. This SOLAR race is held every two years, covering 3000 km through the Australian outback, from Darwin to Adelaide. Aliancys is the innovation partner of the Nuon Solar Team. The construction and outer shell of the Nuna9 have been manufactured with a styrene-free Beyone™ resin from Aliancys.
In this year’s edition of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the organization committee has significantly adjusted the regulations for the participants. An important change is the reduction of solar surface from 6 to 4 m2. Jasper Hemmes, team responsible for aerodynamics, explains: “With the Nuna9 design we are making a major step in solar racing. The changing rules made us reconsider the entire design of the car, which resulted in a unique compact shape with excellent aerodynamic performance. To give you an idea, the overall air resistance is pretty close to the resistance of a single side mirror in a Tesla car.”