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Global Green Challenge Darwin-Adelaide 2009
25-30 Oct 2009



Tokai Challenger


LATEST: Tokai Challenger has won the race, arrived Adelaide checkpoint 3.39pm local time, 28 Oct 2009, having covered a total of 2998km in 29h 49m, averaging 100.5km/h. Well done to the Tokai Univ team! ­čśÇ [added 1.45pm MYT, 28 Oct 2009]


Built by Tokai University in Tokyo, Japan, this is the best looking solar car I saw yesterday (25 Oct) at flag-off in Darwin, meticulously tended by its minders. As of this morning (26 Oct), it is leading the pack at Tennant Creek control, and has covered 1000km, almost a third of the race course.

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The solar cells numbering 2,176 pieces covering an area of 6 sq metre are supplied by Sharp, and at 30% conversion efficiency it is reputed to be the best in the world. Total output is 1.8kW, which can propel the car at up to 150km/h!

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These hi-tech solar cells are normally used to power satellites in space.

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A Slideshow Tribute to Tokai Challenger
[added 28 Oct 2009]


To start slideshow of all Tokai Challenger pics that I took in Darwin on 25 Oct 2009, please mouse over image to retrieve control panel, thanks.



Tokai Challenger Arrival in Adelaide
[added 28 Oct 2009]




GREAT STUFF, GUYS!


For pics of other Solar Cars at Darwin on 25 Oct 2009, please click HERE.


For More Info
Global Green Challenge
http://globalgreenchallenge.com.au
Tokai Challenger
http://www.u-tokai.ac.jp/international/activities/solarcar.html
http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20090908/175016


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