An excellent result
In October 2021, the Top Dutch Solar Racing team finished in fourth place in the Solar Challenge Morocco. The team feels that it could have placed even higher, but due to delays in building the car, too few test kilometers were driven. If there had been more time for testing, this might have prevented the brakes from seizing during the first two days of the race. Yet, the team has learned a great deal from this. As it did from the process as a whole; from designing the car up to and including the race itself, which was a tremendous learning experience for the students. They created a beautiful end-product: Green Spirit. Green Spirit’s solar roof was designed not a millimeter too large and as result provided an excellent balance between weight and the required generated energy yield. The car consists of bonded multi-materials. Adhesives were also used to attach the solar cells to the car.