A year-long collaboration between Unconquered Sun Solar Technologies Inc. and the University of Windsor has culminated in the creation of a solar-powered vehicle.
This solar-powered electric vehicle has an average range of 45% further than an identical vehicle without the technology, according to an Unconquered Sun Solar Technologies press release.
The University of Windsor’s Centre for Hybrid Automotive Research and Green Energy (CHARGE) has previously published a report outlining the findings of this project and is expected to publish further papers on the patented technology in February.
Unconquered Sun and the University of Windsor received government funding for this project exactly one year ago. Research was performed by three UWindsor PhD students, one Masters student, and a senior undergraduate under the supervision of Dr. Naranyan Kar, associate professor and Canada Research Char in Electrified Transportation Systems.
Program partners for this project also included Ontario Centres of Excellence, Connect Canada, The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the National Research Council of Canada.
The success of the project is a validation of the calibre of technology the region is capable of developing in Windsor-Essex, according to Unconquered Sun’s CEO and Founder Sean Moore.
“Collaboration with UWin on the EV stuff is something we have been after for a while and would like to see continue,” said Moore. “We need to facilitate more of a ‘Stanford-Palo Alto’ relationship between manufacturing and our University and academia. Windsor-Essex has the potential to be the silicon valley of renewable technologies.”