David Rand (CSIRO Energy Technology) reports from Australia on the biennial World Solar Challenge, which provided more 'challenges' than usual this year.
Regular readers of BEST will know that every couple of years, some of the world's brightest young minds travel to Darwin to take on the Australian Outback in solar-powered cars. This event that is designed to test and promote the ultimate synergy of nature, motion and innovation. The competitors are required to build a car which, with a small initial charge of mains electricity, must be capable of crossing the vast continent from . . .