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Solar Team Twente

Solar Team Twente

Team overview

Solar Team Twente

  • Car name

    RED Shift

  • University

    University of Twente

  • Country

    Netherlands

  • WSC class

    Challenger

  • Static Scrutineering

    Pass

Daily event results

Arrival time Control stop Kms from Darwin
Day 1 Oct 8 16:30:37 Daly Waters 588.225
Day 2 Oct 9 16:18:05 Barrow Creek 1209.717
Day 3 Oct 10 16:05:22 Kulgera 1765.894
Day 4 Oct 11 13:13:15 Coober Pedy 2178.46
Day 5 Oct 12 16:56:18 Adelaide 3020.59
Day 6 Oct 12 16:56:18 Adelaide 3020.59
Day 7 Oct 12 16:56:18 Adelaide 3020.59

How many times has your team participated in the event?

We have participated six times, this edition will be our seventh time.

What is the design philosophy behind your solar car?

We've tried to balance the income of energy through our solar array and the outcome of energy through our electronic components and aerodynamic shell. With help of our own history based solar cell model which has stored information of our previous editions we find the optimum between electronics and aerodynamics.

What is unique about your solar car?

RED Shift is our smallest solar car yet. It is half a meter smaller than RED One. Next to that we have SABINE 2.0 and two own new electronic developed systems which try to find the boundaries of solar cars.

Why does your team value participating in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge?

Our greatest wish is that we can contribute to a sustainable world. We do this by exploring the boundaries of technology and develop winning technologies. The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is one of the biggest challenges we can overcome. We prove we can overcome these sustainable challenges by building the best solar car in the world.

What is the one thing your team is looking forward to when you visit Australia?

Definitely the race. Everything comes together in these days throughout the outback in Australia.