AOC ALIANCYS CONGRATULATES NUON SOLAR TEAM WITH SOUTH AFRICAN VICTORY
The Nuon Solar Team has again won the Sasol Solar Challenge, the race for solar cars organized in South Africa. With their solar car Nuna9S, the Dutch team managed twice to recover a large distance from its nearest competitor from Tokai University (Japan), and reconquered the first place at the end of the race. The lightweight vehicle is made with a Beyone™ styrene-free resin from AOC Aliancys.
The Sasol Solar Challenge South Africa is an eight-day solar race from Pretoria to Cape Town and started on 22 September earlier this year. The Nuon Solar Team participated with their Nuna9s solar vehicle, an upgraded version of the Nuna9 that won the World Solar Challenge Australia in 2018. The last days of the event in South Africa turned out to be very tough, with several technical and personal setbacks having an effect on the course of the race. Yet the end result was great for the Nuon Solar Team.
On the 1st day of the race the Nuna9s slipped unexpectedly and ended up beside the road. Fortunately the car was not damaged and could continue. However, after sunset a large storm passed over the camp site blowing away most of the tents and luggage, and even causing some personal injuries to some team members. Again the Nuna9s remained in good shape.