|Solar cell type: Sharp compound solar cells
Cell conversion efficiency: 30%
Output: 1. 8kW
| ||The Global Green Challenge is an evolution of the World Solar Challenge, which ran annually from 1987 to 2007 and has now been expanded to include fuel cell vehicles and electric vehicles. The best teams from around the globe compete in what is considered to be the world’s premier solar car rally. |
The race starts in Darwin in the north of Australia and winds its way south through Alice Springs and other locations to finish up in Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. This year’s race has 38 entrants including the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), the University of Michigan, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University (United States), Cambridge University (England), and The Aurora Vehicle Association Inc (Australia).
Participation in the Global Green Challenge means more than just going fast. It is an opportunity to show the world the benefits of solar energy and raise awareness about the environment.
Overview of the Global Green Challenge
·Race duration: October 24 to 31, 2009
·Race course: Darwin to Adelaide (distance of 3,012 km), Australia
·Organized by: South Australian Motor Sport Board (established by the state government of South Australia)
October 24: Track testing
October 25: Start of race in Darwin
October 31: Awards ceremony in Adelaide