Riding the Rays: Sunswift Racing Shines in World Solar Challenge Race

The race runs nearly 1,900 miles over the course of about four days and pits challengers in a battle not for speed but for greatest energy efficiency.

Recent Advancements in Solar Car Technology

The automobile industry is currently undergoing a revolution, moving to electrification; part of this shift is including a focus on renewable power sources3. Notably, solar-powered cars, then, became an avenue worth pursuing.

Alternate Energy Aficionados Dream Come True : Solar Cars: Is It Really a Possibility?

After vigorous calculations, researchers have concluded that to drive 50 miles per day, a car needs 3.44 kW, and most of the current solar panels can produce 345 W/ft² under full sun, and that will need approximately 250 ft² of solar panels in a car.

Are Solar-Powered Cars the Future?

The idea of the solar car is relatively new on the market and holds very real promise. If successful, the solar car will offer the ability to drive anywhere without burning any environmentally damaging fuels.

Solar-Powered Cars Compete in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

Justin Hughes for The Drive: The 30th anniversary of the solar car race shows how far technology has progressed since its inception.

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