Radiance (1999 – 2000)

Radiance represents a major leap for the team with several new technologies including a monocoque carbon fibre chassis, NiMH batteries and a new shape. After competing in Sunrayce ’99, the team replaced the array with new, high-efficiency cells for WSC ’99 in Australia. Radiance also traveled over 7000 km across Canada during SunTrek 2000.

Past Results

Sunrayce ’99

  • Second Overall
  • Best Canadian Finish

World Solar Challenge ’99

  • 2nd Place Finish, less than 15 minutes behind the winner
  • Best university team and North American team in this event

SunTrek 2000

  • Radiance traveled 7044 km across Canada to enter the Guinness Book of World Records


Vehicle Specifications

Length 4.8m Aeroshell carbon fibre , kevlar/nomex construction
Width 1.96m Chassis Carbon Fibre Monocoque
Height 0.90m Suspension Double A-arm with custom shocks
Wheelbase 1.5m Steering pull/pull cable steering to slider
Vehicle Weight 320 kg (704 lbs) Brakes modified mountain- bike disk brakes
Wheels 4 custom Aluminum Wheels Drag Co-
Tires Michelin Custom tires Solar Array ~ 4500 SunPower 20.5% efficient cells
Top Speed 125 km/h Array
1300W nominal output
Motor 5.6 kW (8hp) in hub motor Batteries 70 kg (154 lbs), small cell NiMH (6.2 kWh)
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