Powered By Renewable Energies

All vehicles are powered 100% by renewable energy produced and fed into the grid during the Race in their home country.

 

 

 
 

Solar Power for the PowerPlaza Team 

Yebbuyana requires 84.7 Wh per km of driving (or 8.47 kW h per 100 km) and for the estimated 30 000 km ZERO Race journey, it will need approximately 2545 kWh energy (or 2.54 MWh). The renewable energy requirements for Yebbuyana are produced by solar cells at SunVolt’s Haenam facility in the region of Geon-nam in South Korea. SunVolt is a Korean company specialising in building and operating renewable energy plants at the utility provider scale, with the aim to offer economically viable energy to end-users. The Haenam installation has a daily production capacity of 1500 kWh (or 1.5 MW). The total amount of power required to drive Yebbuyana around the world generated at this rate means that sufficient renewable energy will be produced for it in less than 2 days. The SunVolt Power Company kindly donates this power to the PowerPlaza Team.

www.sunvolt-power.com

 

 

     

Solar Power for the Oerlikon Solar Racing Team

The Zerotracer requires 60 Wh per km of driving (= 6 KWh/ 100 km) and for the estimated 30 000 km ZERO Race journey, it will need approximately 1800 kWh (1.8 MWh). The renewable energy requirements for the Zerotracer are produced by 300 m2 thin film silicon solar modules located at Oerlikon Solar’s facility in Trübbach, Switzerland. Oerlikon Oerlikon Solar designs and manufactures field-proven equipment and manufacturing lines for the mass production of environmentally sustainable thin film silicon solar modules. Oerlikon Solar is on track to be having the lowest production cost for thin film solar modules and in the meantime raising the module efficiency by the end of 2010. Oerlikon Solar is a Swiss company headquartered in Trübbach, with service and sales centres located worldwide. Oerlikon solar offers end-to-end solutions, fully automated with high yield, high uptime, and low maintenance. The Trübbach installation is an experimental facility and the solar cells produce about 16 000 kWh of clean energy per annum, equivalent to 44 kWh per day. The total amount of energy required to drive the Zerotracer around the world is generated at a rate of 44 kWh per day and sufficient renewable energy will be produced for the Zerotracer in approximately 40 days. Oerlikon Solar has grown from a sponsor to a technology partner and kindly donates this power to the Oerlikon Solar Racing Team.

Oerlikon Solar Cells in Trübbach, Switzerland                                              www.oerlikon.com/solar

 

     

Wind Power for Team Trev

Trev requires 70 Wh per km of driving (=7 kWh/ 100 km) and for the entire 30 000 km ZERO Race journey, it will need approximately 2,100 kWh (2.1 MWh). The renewable energy requirements for Trev are produced by wind energy at a facility in Snowtown, South Australia. This wind farm was commissioned in 2008, and is owned and operated by TrustPower, a New Zealand based utility company. The wind farm consists of 47 Suzlon S88 2.1 MW turbines that have the capacity to generate 380GWh of clean energy per annum. The Snowtown Wind Farm, together with other South Australian wind farms, help South Australia to have the second highest penetration of wind powered generation in the world. Approximately 17% of the energy consumed in South Australia each year is generated from wind farms in South Australia. The amount of energy required to drive Trev around the world is generated by a single wind turbine in just one hour when working at full capacity. TrustPower kindly donates this power to Team Trev.



TrustPower Snowtown Wind Farm                                                                www.trustpower.co.nz

 

 

 
 

Solar Energy for the Vectrix Team

Team Vectrix's photovoltaic installation in Germany.