Nuon Solar Team Uses TeXtreme to Claim 2017 World Solar Challenge Championship

Seven-time winner of the World Solar Challenge, Nuon Solar, drove their TeXtreme reinforced Nuna Solar9 car to win the 2017 World Solar Challenge. This year’s race was 14th edition of Bridgestone World Solar Challenge which was held 8th to 15th of October in the Australian outback.

Nuon Solar was joined by several teams in this year’s race who also used TeXtreme to optimize their car’s construction. TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon reinforcements played a key role in reducing weight, improving stiffness and improving impact tolerance. The Nuon Solar Team started in position 4 but took the lead on the first day and never looked back despite mechanical issues along with challenging weather conditions.

By partnering with TeXtreme® engineers and Aliancys resin systems, the Nuon Solar team was to create the lightest car of the competition weighing in at only 135kg.

“Overall, all the teams and students have been very good at utilizing the unique benefits of TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon reinforcements and designing composite parts which balance the mechanical properties and weight savings to achieve the optimal results for this race. We are proud to have supported this year’s teams as well as those of the past and it has been great to work with so many talented young engineers doing fantastic work,” says Henrik Blycker, CEO of Oxeon AB.

The many years of success across a wide range of teams further establish TeXtreme® as the leading composite reinforcement material when it comes to making lightweight products.

Novel TeXtreme materials are being used by several major brands in the sporting goods market and in various industrial and advanced aero applications.