Solar Vehicle for South Pole Exploration

  • Nicholas Lambert
  • Milan Simic
  • Byron Kennedy
Conference paper


This is a report on the feasibility study performed to find solar energy solution for Antarctic explorations. Antarctica is one of the world’s last frontiers characterized by extreme environmental conditions. Travel is expensive and difficult due to the high cost of fuel and vehicle maintenance. Given the right conditions, a solar vehicle could be a viable form of transport during the summer months. Based on the study of previous investigations shown in the articles [2], [4], and [5], we have conducted comprehensive research on the feasibility of the solar car project. A working prototype of the solar car was used for testing. We have conducted various measurements before the car departure to the South Pole.


Solar Irradiance Carbon Capture Solar Power Maximum Power Point Tracker Battery Pack 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicholas Lambert
    • 1
  • Milan Simic
    • 1
  • Byron Kennedy
    • 2
  1. 1.RMIT UniversityBundooraAustralia
  2. 2.Fasco Asia PacificDandenong SouthAustralia

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