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Vattenfall Solar Team

Vattenfall Solar Team

Team overview

Vattenfall Solar Team

  • Car name


  • University

    Stichting Zenith Innovations (Delft University of Technology)

  • Country


  • WSC class


  • Static Scrutineering


Daily event results

Arrival time Control stop Kms from Darwin
Day 1 Oct 13 15:59:21 Daly Waters 588
Day 2 Oct 14 14:51:01 Barrow Creek 1209
Day 3 Oct 15 12:51:41 Kulgera 1765
Day 4 Oct 16 16:44:32 Port Augusta 2720
Day 5 Oct 16 16:44:32 Port Augusta 2720
Day 6 Oct 16 16:44:32 Port Augusta 2720
Day 7 Oct 16 16:44:32 Port Augusta 2720
Day 8 Oct 16 16:44:32 Port Augusta 2720
Day 9 Oct 16 16:44:32 Port Augusta 2720

How many times has your team participated in the event?

We have participated in the BWSC 9 times.

What is the design philosophy behind your solar car?

We have designed the car to have optimal aerodynamic flow and the least air resistance. We have also designed the car in a way that it can 'sail' on the wind.

What is unique about your solar car?

Our car is unique because we have an asymmetric canopy that causes us to be able to sail the heavy Southern Australian wind. We also have a wing on the left side of the car, causing a smaller car and a more efficient solar panel layout.

Why does your team value participating in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge?

We participate in the BWSC because we want to inspire people to strive for a more sustainable future by showing that by just energy of the sun, we can drive 3000 km across the outback of Australia.

What is the one thing your team is looking forward to when you visit Australia?

We look forward to meeting the rest of the teams and seeing the solar car family together at the start of the BWSC2019