AUO sponsors Apollo VI solar car covered with high-efficiency AUO Solar Cells in World Solar Challenge
AUO is one of the main sponsors of Apollo VI, a solar car created by Taiwan’s National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences. Apollo VI is covered with high-efficiency solar cells provided by AUO. The solar cells could generate more than 1200W of electricity and enable the car to reach a maximum speed of 120 km/h. Apollo VI is 4.7 meters in length, 1.8 m in width, and 1.1 m in height, and weighs around 130 kilograms without the driver and battery. The whole vehicle is covered with high-efficiency back contact monocrystalline solar cells in the area of 6 square meter sponsored by AUO. With 20W of power consumption per kilometer, the solar car could reach more than 120 km/h while the average speed is around 80 km/h.
This newly-designed Apollo VI solar car will race for 3021 km with 39 teams all over the world to compete in World Solar Challenge (WSC) in Australia on October 16. The Apollo VI team consists of 20 students from National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, one of Taiwan’s leading engineering universities.