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Author Kyle, Chester R., 1927-

Title Racing with the sun : the 1990 World Solar Challenge / Chester R. Kyle
Published Warrendale, PA : Society of Automotive Engineers, [1991]


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Description viii, 166 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary This technical report of the November 1990 solar car race across Australia features an in-depth analysis of the race and each of the 36 participating vehicles. The World Solar Challenge's background, regulations and race course are examined, as are each vehicle's performance and cost. Technological advancements in solar cells, batteries, body architecture, aerodynamics, motors, and more are described in this chronicle of the 1990 World Solar Challenge, a showcase of science and invention. Chapters include: the World Solar Challenger; the race; analysis; solar cells; aerodynamics; body architecture and construction; motors; batteries; and appendixes
Analysis Motor sports
Motor vehicle engines
Motor vehicles
Overseas item
Solar energy
Technical evaluation
Notes "Published with the cooperation of Energy Promotions, Australia, and Department of Energy, United States of America."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject World Solar Challenge.
World Solar Challenge (1990 : Australia)
World Solar Challenge (1st : 1990 : Australia)
World Solar Challenge (2nd : 1990 : Australia)
Electric automobiles.
Solar cars -- Competitions -- Australia.
Solar cars.
Solar engines.
World Solar Challenge, Australia
Author United States. Department of Energy.
Energy Promotions (Australia)
Society of Automotive Engineers.
LC no. 91026818
ISBN 1560911611