Revvin’ Up The Heat

The SunSPEC 5 solar car took on the international stage at the biennial World Solar Challenge 2017 in Australia, where the car and team were put to the test under real-world conditions for 5 and a half days. Here are some highlights from the pre-race and actual race!


What is the SUNSPEC 5 solar car?
Designed and built in-house by our students over 20 months, the SunSPEC 5 is SP’s most advanced solar car yet. Powered by solar cells and batteries, the SunSPEC 5 is a significant stride towards applications of solar and energy storage technology. It is designed and fitted with innovative green technologies to perform just like a standard commercial car in terms of speed, seating capacity, and range. What a feat!
What is the World Solar Challenge?
It is one of the world’s toughest solar car challenges where competitors in the advanced Cruiser Class category undertake an arduous road trip over 3,000km in the Australian Outback from Darwin to Adelaide. Our SunSPEC 5 was the sole entry representing Singapore at the challenge!

Want to know more about the SUNSPEC 5 team?
It comprises 35 students from the Schools of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE), Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering (MAE), Digital Media & Infocomm Technology (DMIT) and Communication, Arts & Social Sciences (CASS), 12 SP lecturers and 3 SP Group staff.

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