Australia Week 3: Outback Testing

G’day from the Outback! Having ensured Arctan was road-ready, prepared our convoy vehicles, and bid farewell to the amazing folks at Solitaire Automotive Group, we left the streets of Adelaide last Wednesday to begin our Outback testing. We trailered Arctan to Glendambo, where our testing route began. On Thursday morning …

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Australia Week Two Update


The Stanford Solar Car Project WSC 2015 Race Crew began the week with a busy Monday, waking up earlier than usual to complete the trailer and prepare the car for its first drive in Australia. The completed Arctan trailer. Naomi Misiajlo, a World Solar Challenge Official, directed the team convoy …

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First Week in Australia


Both the team and Arctan have arrived in Adelaide!  Thanks to Cathay Pacific for safely shipping Arctan. The car arrived one day ahead of schedule in the awesome workshop we are fortunate to call home for the week. Solitaire Automotive Group has generously provided us with the space; thank you to …

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Wind Tunnel Testing Arctan at AeroDyn


At the start of this summer, the Stanford Solar Car Project embarked on a cross-country road trip to North Carolina to test Arctan’s aerodynamic performance.  Located in Mooresville, NC, AeroDyn Technologies was kind enough to discount their fabulous facilities and expert services for our student team.  Access to this wind tunnel …

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GEICO Sponsorship

We are excited to announce GEICO as a new Teammates-level sponsor! While GEICO has worked with the Stanford Alumni Association in the past, this is the first year that they have made a contribution to the success of SSCP. We are glad to have them aboard! GEICO is a national insurance …

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Arctan Array

The array for the Stanford Solar Car Project’s 2015 World Solar Challenge Vehicle, Arctan, incorporates some of the most advanced photovoltaic and encapsulation technologies. The primary component is SunPower Maxeon® cells. These back contact cells increase functional area and avoid shading due to the metal paste from front contact soldering. Once …

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3M – Sponsor Visit

Huge thanks to 3M for being one of our most valued sponsors!  During our visit to 3M’s headquarters in Saint Paul, Minnesota, we showed Arctan to many 3M employees and toured several fascinating departments.  Counting the number of 3M products used to make our car isn’t easy, but the fact that 3M epoxy holds …

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Christensen Fiberglass Tooling – Sponsor Visit


Shout out to one of our most valued sponsors, Christensen Fiberglass Tooling in Holland, Michigan!  We enjoyed visiting their shop, seeing one of the largest mills in the United States, and showing off Arctan’s aero body – something we could not have made without Christensen’s expertise in mold making. Finding Arctan’s master molds …

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Bisco Industries Sponsorship


Thanks to our most recent Friends-level sponsor, bisco industries! bisco industries is a premier franchised distributor of electronic components, fasteners, and hardware that is committed to supporting the growth and education of future engineers. bisco serves manufactures across the electronics and solar industries through their full-service e-commerce website and team …

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Arctan Unveiled!

Thanks to everyone who came out to Arctan’s unveiling yesterday! Sharing our work with the public has been very rewarding, and we truly appreciate the support of the alumni, sponsors, friends, and families in building our newest vehicle. What’s next? In the spirit of our motto, “test it again,” we have …

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