In Morocco, the solar car traveled through dry riverbeds, forest area, along steep mountain trails and through the loose desert sand.
“It was an incredible trip with a positive ending. Stella Terra’s efficiency was hard to predict. That’s why we weren’t sure if we would make it on solar power. During the ride, Stella Terra turned out to use 30 percent less energy than expected. We were able to drive the entire trip on the sun’s energy and did not depend on charging stations,” explains team manager Wisse Bos.
The solar energy for Stella Terra is collected by solar panels on the roof. With these solar panels and its robust construction, Stella Terra achieves complete independence in a sustainable manner, anywhere in the world.
The road-legal Stella Terra has a top speed of 145 kilometers (90 miles) per hour. On a sunny day, its battery range is around 710 kilometers (441 miles) on roads, and around 550 kilometers (342 miles) off-road, depending on the surface.
Stella Terra, the worlds's first #solar-powered #car has just driven 1,100 kilometers across #Morocco to the #Sahara. #ElectricCars #sustainablefuture #sustainableenergy pic.twitter.com/ksnxUnxbLk— China Daily (@ChinaDaily) October 20, 2023
In order to be smart and sustainable, cities need a vision and the ability to attract young talents, says Brian Chi-ang Lin, Sustainability Professor and Business Adviser from National Chengchi University in Taipei, who was a visiting fellow at BC4LS in Budapest.
Singapore was already one of the top eight global financial hubs before the world financial and economic crisis of 2008, and has now overtaken Paris and Tokyo (Global Financial Centres Index 32). Strengthening Singapore’s role as a green finance hub was essential to accomplishing this.
China will have more than 80 per cent of the world's solar manufacturing capacity through 2026 and will be capable of satisfying annual global demand for much of the next decade.