The challenge we set ourselves was to see how well a vehicle could perform powered by 1000W of standard commercially available PV panels. The vehicle was to have no battery storage at all.
The result was the strange device you see below. The vehicle is aptly named "Gonzo"!
To test how fast Gonzo really can go we went to the SA capital of speed namely Verneukpan in the Northern Cape. Gonzo managed 37,1km/h. With some improvements we plan to return soon with our eyes firmly on one or more solar speed records that look to be do-able.
Here are a few clips of Gonzo in action