The resourcefulness and stamina of 17 Delft University of Technology students on the Vattenfall Solar Team were certainly put to the test in October. The team sponsored by V.O. took part in the Solar Challenge Morocco 2021 with a solar car named Nuna11.
It was a race of some 2,500 km over a very hilly and winding course through the Sahara and the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. This race has replaced the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2021 in Australia, which was not able to continue due to strict corona limitations. After five exciting days, Nuna11 was the third vehicle to cross the finish line on October 29 in the last leg from Zagora to Agadir. Nuna11 was in the leading position on the last day of racing but when the vehicle had mechanical trouble, it had to let the teams of the universities of Twente and Leuven pass it. It was a bitter pill to swallow but the Vattenfall Solar Team has at least proved that it belongs to the world’s top racers in the class of most sustainable. V.O. congratulates the team on its nevertheless great performance.
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