NEDO project special exhibition & Solar car exhibition @ Event Hall, 15-16 Nov.
NEDO Project Special Exhibition
We will exhibit the Toyota Prius PHV and Nissan eNV200, which are experimental vehicles equipped with high-efficiency triple-junction compound solar cells developed by Sharp as part of a NEDO project.
June 6, 2022
Sharp achieves world’s highest conversion efficiency of 32.65% in a lightweight, flexible, practically sized solar module.
July 6, 2020
Solar panels manufacturerd by Sharp (31.17%) for electrified vehicles.
Solar Car Exhibition
NITech Solar Car Club will exhibit their solar car.
From the applied research at the Umeno Laboratory (Emeritus professor Masayoshi Umeno, Honorary member of PVSEC International Advisory Committee), the NITech Solar Car Club started in 1995.
The solar car they are developing is the ultimate eco-car, which is actually driven by a human and runs solely on the solar energy. However, since the energy of sunlight varies depending on the weather and time of day, the obtained energy is not constant, and the energy consumed by the motor also changes depending on the resistance of the vehicle body and the running speed. When developing a solar car, it is necessary to efficiently convert sunlight into electricity and drive with lower fuel consumption. In general, they aim to meet these requirements by using highly efficient solar panels, reducing air resistance and vehicle weight.
The solar car race is a so-called "endurance race". Energy management holds the key to victory during the race, and energy management tactics are what make solar car racing so interesting. NITech Solar Car Club participates in the "FIA Electric & New Energy Championship Solar Car Race Suzuka (the highest class in Japan)" held at Suzuka Circuit and the "Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (the world's highest class)" held in Australia.