The goal of the Solar-Powered Car ESW project is to build UCSD’s first solar powered car and use it to compete in the 2017 Formula Sun Gran Prix and future America Solar Challenge Races.
The idea is to start a Solar Car building culture at UCSD to promote a multi-disciplinary building space that emphasizes the importance and power of renewable energy resources. The Formula Sun Grand Prix takes annually on an American race track, whereas the American Solar Challenge and World Solar Challenge are cross country races in the US and Australia respectively.
- Build Electrical Prototype
- Finish suspension and body design
- Build body moulds
- Build chassis
- Build and test battery systems
- Test individual Solar cells
- Test Solar cells
- Build running chasis
- Cell encapsulation
- Assembly of individual components
- Mounted battery-motor
- Testing and optimization
- Completed Car