Nuon Solar team has won the 2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge held 18th to 25th of October in the Australian outback
The team used the car, Nuna8, reinforced by TeXtreme. Weighing 150 kg, Nuna8 was the lightest car in the whole competition.
Watch video of Nuon Solar team winning The World Solar Challenge
The teams are using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon reinforcements to reduce weight, improve stiffness and impact tolerance.
The total amount of the composite parts of the car, using TeXtreme developed in cooperation with DSM, weighs in total 41 kg, which is a reduction with 10 kg from its predecessor, the team said.
Nuon Solar Team early took the lead in the prestigious Challenger Class
“In overall all the teams and students have been very good at utilizing the unique benefits of TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon reinforcements and designing the composite parts balancing the mechanical properties and weight savings to get the optimal results on the car and in the race,” said Henrik Blycker, CEO of Oxeon AB.
The World Solar Challenge is a solar-powered car race which covers 3021 km (1,877 miles) through the Australian Outback, from Darwin to Adelaide. The race attracts teams from around the world, most of which are fielded by universities or corporations although some are fielded by high schools.