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Solar Team Eindhoven

Solar Team Eindhoven

Team overview

Solar Team Eindhoven

  • Car name

    Stella Era

  • University

    Eindhoven University of Technology

  • Country

    Netherlands

  • WSC class

    2019

  • Static Scrutineering

    Pass

Daily event results

Arrival time Control stop Kms from Darwin
Day 1 Oct 13 16:55:53 Daly Waters 588
Day 2 Oct 14 13:48:20 Tennant Creek 986
Day 3 Oct 15 14:43:02 Alice Springs 1493
Day 4 Oct 16 16:19:38 Coober Pedy 2178
Day 5 Oct 17 15:35:38 Port Augusta 2720
Day 6 Oct 18 10:59:51 Adelaide 3020

How many times has your team participated in the event?

We have participated three times so far (2013, 2015 & 2017).

What is the design philosophy behind your solar car?

Stella Era has been designed to be very energy efficient and should accelerate the transition to sustainable future. Why not share all the energy she obtains from the Sun? She is capable of charging other electric vehicles: other solar cars, regular electric vehicles or electric bikes. In such a way, she is able to 'solarise' the mobility sector.

Stella Era is able to autonomously reallocate herself to the best spot on a parking lot. She is able to repark herself. Her new parking spot is based on the weather forecast, your upcoming events (in your agenda) and your personal preferences.

What is unique about your solar car?

Its ability to drive autonomously and share energy with other electric vehicles (even other solar cars if you will). Our new solar car also allows you to bring along the Sun's energy into your office: a rechargeable powerbank that is charged by the solar panels of our car can be removed from the vehicle and hence you can use it outside the vehicle.

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

Innovation in sectors of efficiency, minimal power usage and solar energy are among some of the things we value in this challenge. We feel that the solar car we've built can really be shown in her full glory at the world's largest event for solar cars: the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.

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

The friendly people and the challenging environment: test your hardware to the limit!

Since we're from the Netherlands, we'll also look forward to the landscape of Australia. It is completely different from what we are used to in our Low-Lands country.