Nuna 6 Solar Vehicle to Compete in $10 Million Race
The Nuna6 is preparing itself to buzz along the 3,000 km “circuit” between Darwin and Adelaide, acting just like a normal vehicle meaning it will have to obey all the traffic rules and deal with difficult terrains. The team competing at the World Solar Challenge has built solar vehicles since 2001 starting with the Nuna1, which was the winner of the World Solar Challenge that year.
The students involved in the project are studying at the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. They have been selected from different science and engineering branches of the university. The Nuna6 show notable improvements in matter of technology over it predecessor, the Nuna5. For starters is has been fitted with a unique wing profile that gives the Nuna6 a significant 10 percent reduction in matter of air resistance. Meaning a lighter flow of air thus gaining more speed. The Nuna6 weights about 145Kg and it is the shortest Nuna manufactured by Nuon Solar, as related by automotto.com
The solar car is fitted with 1690 Monocrystalline Silicon cells, cut to size, assuring a an area of 6 square feet meters of energy resource on an energy efficient laminate plate. The solar vehicle races car’s three wheels which are fitted with low resistance tires, which are specially developed by Michelin in order to be used for solar racing. It looks that the eco-awareness is gaining terrain which should be a drive factor for car-manufacturing development.