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No.95

Bridgestone Supporting Teams

Taiwan / APOLLO SOLAR CAR

National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences & St. John's University

Together We Strike for Our Dream in Commercial Solar Cars

National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences & St. John's University

Taiwan / APOLLO SOLAR CAR

Class Cruiser Class
Team Name APOLLO SOLAR CAR
University Name National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences & St. John's University
Car Name APOLLO VIII
Team
Establishment
1998
BWSC Entry The 5h time
Past results for solar car events Phaethon Solar Rally
・2004 (4th)
Suzuka Dream Cup
・2008 (2nd)
・2007 (2nd)
・2006 (4th)
Taiwan Word Solar Rally
・2006 (2nd)
Formula Sun Grand Prix
・2010 (5th, Track Race/7th, Road Race)
Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge
・2015 (2nd, Innovation Award)

Team SNS / Website

Characteristics of team

Our team’s vision is to make an affordable commercial solar car. Students are exposed with both practical and theoretical opportunities in designing, fabricating and mounting a solar car. Our team is unique as we integrate all sorts of research to equip our solar car with better efficiency, comfortability and safety. As an example, a novel technology in Photovoltaic mounting and cooling was invented to improve the efficiency of solar modules. The cooling technology requires only natural convection without any external power source. With such technology, the overall efficiency of our Photovoltaic system can be improved by at least 5%.

Team's "ambitions"
for this year's BWSC

Our team has won several awards in the past few years. However, we have yet to become champion in a world class event, such as the BWSC. As such, the team is aiming to strike for this best result in BWSC17. Additionally, we are looking forward to exchanging our technologies and knowledge with the teams around the world, in order to make our Apollo solar car a commercial car in the near future. We are also looking for all sorts of potential collaborations, research opportunities and partnerships.

Message from Bridgestone
to APOLLO SOLAR CAR

Bridgestone Taiwan
Member of Corporate Planning Dept.
Stacy Bai

Bridgestone Taiwan is privilege to cooperate with Apollo Solar Car Team. We have worked with the team in various activities, such as “signing a tire sponsorship agreement with Apollo Solar Car Team to cooperate for a sustainable society”. During this event, we have exchanged with the team about “Ecopia with ologic” tires technology, solution and solar car production process. Our engineers have also shared optimum pressure condition of ologic tire, providing suggestion to the team to best utilize the advantage of ologic tire during competition. Through these activities, we are able to obtain more experience sharing with each other.

Apollo Solar Car team has won several awards in the past few years. They have numerous competition experiences however, the team has yet to win a championship in a world class event, such as BWSC. The team is aiming to achieve its best result in BWSC 2017. We strongly believe that the team can achieve an excellent performance in BWSC 2017.

Bridgestone Taiwan
Member of Corporate Planning Dept.
Stacy Bai

Message from Bridgestone
to Asia Oceania Teams

Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Channel & Branding Marketing Manager
Sin Harng Yee

Bridgestone Asia Pacific regional head office supports the region’s requests, selection, & coordination towards presenting the most inspired teams from this part of the world. Our enthusiastic teammates from each market work tirelessly with their supported teams in providing tyre knowledge, marketing support, & encouragement in the months leading up to a successful 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge event this year.

On any grueling day, the challenge is not about concluding the 24 hours, but where you have arrived given the span of time and your own limits. When you embrace the challenge and touch this limit, you would have overcome barriers unknown to be rewarded something extra to challenge the next 24 hours.
So look further, aim higher, and strive longer. Your reward from BWSC17 shall forever be equal to none through the experiences your team will gain.
Good luck and Godspeed.

Bridgestone
Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Channel & Branding
Marketing Manager
Sin Harng Yee