SunQuest (1990)

Completed in 1990, SunQuest I, raced across 3000 km of Australian outback in the World Solar Challenge 1990, and became the first Canadian team to complete this race.

Past Results

World Solar Challenge 1990

  • 24th place
  • First ever Canadian team to complete the race

Vehicle Specifications

Length 6.00 m (19.7 ft) Aeroshell kevlar/nomex sandwich Wheels Four 20″ covered bicycle tires Drag Co-
efficient:
0.20
Width 2.0 m (6.5 ft) Chassis Duralcan space frame Transmission Perelli cog belt drive to left rear wheel, 4.7:1 reduction. Solar Array 980, 13.5 % efficient monocrystalline silicon
Height 1.00 m (3.3 ft) Suspension Front: double A-arm (wishbone) and shock absorber
Rear: Duralcan trailing arm with shock
Top Speed 85 km/h (70 mph) Array Power 960 W peak output
Wheelbase 2.41 m (8.2 ft) Steering Rack and pinion (same as an automobile) Motor 20 hp (max) DC brushless
Vehicle Weight 261 Kg (575 lbs) Brakes Hydraulic front disk brakes Battery 26 kg Lead Acid