The Nuna9s solar vehicle recently won the Sasol Solar Challenge South Africa, an eight-day solar race from Pretoria to Cape Town.
The car was an upgraded version of the Nuna9 that won the World Solar Challenge Australia in 2018 and is reportedly stiffer, stronger and lighter compared to previous versions. It was made with AOC Aliancys’ Beyone styrene-free resin systems used in combination with TeXtreme carbon fabrics, supplied by tape weaving company Oxeon. AOC Aliancys says that its Beyone resins feature close-to-zero smell and solvent emissions and are environmentally preferred alternatives to conventional styrene-based resin systems.
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