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Racing Across Australia Powered Only by Sunlight

Viridian Solar to Sponsor the UK's Entry for the World Solar Challenge

January 2015

Viridian Solar is to sponsor the UK team in the World Solar Challenge, a biennial race across Australia for vehicles powered with on-board solar cells.

Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) is a team of students from the Department of Engineering with its sight set on the 2015 race. The team hopes that its innovative design combining an aerodynamically optimised shape with a sun tracking solar mounting can deliver a podium finish.

The race runs from Darwin on Australia's north coast to Adelaide in the south, a distance of 3,000km. The winning entry in 2013 completed the distance in 33 hours, an average speed of 91km/h (57 mph).

Viridian Solar and CUER will be displaying the vehicle at Ecobuild 2015 in March.

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