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Innoptus Solar Team

Innoptus Solar Team

Team overview

Innoptus Solar Team

Daily event results

Arrival time Control stop Kms from Darwin
Day 1 Oct 22 15:09:00 Dunmarra 632
Day 2 Oct 23 16:55:11 Alice Springs 1494
Day 3 Oct 24 11:07:25 Erldunda 1691.663
Day 4 Oct 25 15:20:57 Port Augusta 2717.642
Day 5 Oct 26 10:44:41 Adelaide 3021.52

How many times has your team participated in the event?

The team has participated already eight times. In 2019, the team became for the first-time world champions!

What is the design philosophy behind your solar car?

Our solar car’s design philosophy revolves around achieving optimal performance in both energy efficiency and mechanics. We emphasized a harmonious balance between the car’s aerodynamics and the energy harnessed from solar panels. By ensuring seamless integration of these elements, we aimed to maximize overall efficiency.

What is unique about your solar car?

Our team possesses a distinctive advantage with our unique fin implementation, utilizing crosswinds to their fullest potential. By harnessing the power of crosswinds, such as those prevalent in Coober Pedy, we achieve significantly lower energy consumption. Moreover, the fin enhances the stability of our solar car, resulting in unparalleled reliability, particularly in challenging crosswind conditions.

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

The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge stands as the grandest and most formidable competition worldwide. It brings together teams of varying sizes, both small and large, as they proudly present the fruits of their labor from the past year. This remarkable challenge serves as a testament to what can be accomplished when individuals, particularly students, set their minds and hearts to achieve extraordinary feats.

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

As a team, we eagerly anticipate the start of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Meeting other teams, comparing our car’s performance, and experiencing the charged atmosphere in the paddock excites us. This event is a testament to human potential, driving us to showcase our ingenuity and teamwork.