When’s the last time you traversed an entire continent? Better yet, when’s the last time you traversed an entire continent using only the power of the sun?
Enter the intrepid members of the Stanford Solar Car Project, who are currently battling it out against the top engineering schools and companies from around the globe in this year’s World Solar Challenge. Each new Stanford solar car represents two years’ hard work and thousands of hours of designing, development and testing by this dedicated student-run group operating out of Stanford’s Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Laboratory. At this moment, team leader Nathan Hall-Snyder and his team of Stanford’s best and brightest engineers are traversing the Australian continent from south to north against teams from all over the world using state-of-the-art solar technology.
The race is going on right now, so don’t miss the opportunity to follow this exciting event! Check out these links to follow and support the team from afar:
- Check out the team blogs (replete with awesome photographs) here and here
- Follow Xenith’s progress via its GPS tracker
- Watch awesome documentaries about the building of Xenith
- Check out the official Stanford News video about Solar Car
- Follow the team on Facebook or Twitter