- Jan 12, 2011
Sunswift IV sets solar-powered vehicle speed record
Powered solely by silicon solar cells that capture energy from the sun, the IVy, driven by Barton Mawer, hit the pavement at the HMAS Albatross naval base at Nowra on New South Wales' southern coast. At its record-setting speed, the IVy cranks out approximately 1,200 watts of energy. In a race back in 2009, the IVy hit a top speed of 103 km/h (64 mph), but that run was unofficial and, therefore, not logged in the record books.
[Source: What's on Ningbo, Sunswift]