Known as the Nuon Solar Team, the 10 students have already bagged 11 gold medals, including two consecutive wins in the Sasol competition. They will take part in the competition by demonstrating how their solar-powered car, called Nuna9S, can travel without a single drop of fuel for eight days.
The Embassy of the Netherlands hosted the team this week to give them an opportunity to showcase Nuna9S. The team made a short presentation about the vehicle to representatives from different companies and institutions active in the renewable energy sector.
Leader Jelle van der Lugt, 24, said his team was looking forward to taking part in the 5000km biennial race.
“The secret is to collect as many kilometres as possible in eight days" Van der Lugt said. "The team will have three drivers who will take turns driving.”