World Solar Rally and Borealis III follow-up

Posted By on September 21, 2006

Borealis III heads for tunnel in TaiwanHeads must have turned as the World Solar Rally made it way through the cities and countrysides of Taiwan this past week. As regular readers know, I’ve been following the Rally through the eyes of Team UNM University of Minnesota and their vehicle Borealis III. The team managed to perform well the final few days of the rally, and improving on their starting position, after a ‘flat‘ start. (pun intended) The final standing for the rally have been posted and they were able to inch their way from a day 1 start of 8th to a final place 5th overall. Despite a motor controller issue late in the final day, all went well with their masterful work of engineering. I look forward to the continued advancements in what is possible in harnessing the nearly limitless power of the sun. Now as the team packs up their gear and spends the final day as tourists, those of us enjoying their experience via the Internet want to convey our thanks and appreciation for a job well done. Stay in touch.


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