Welcome to Solar Car Championship
Solar Car Racing refers to competitive races of electric vehicles which are powered by solar energy obtained from solar panels on the surface of the car (solar cars). The first solar car race was the Tour de Sol in 1985 which led to several similar races in Europe, US and Australia. Such challenges are often entered by universities to develop their students’ engineering and technological skills, but many business corporations have entered competitions in the past. A small number of high school teams participate in solar car races designed exclusively for high school students.
Unlike most race cars, solar cars are designed with severe energy constraints imposed by the race regulations. These rules limit the energy used to only that collected from solar radiation, albeit starting with a fully charged battery pack. Some vehicle classes also allow human power input. As a result, optimizing the design to account for aerodynamic drag, vehicle weight, rolling resistance and electrical efficiency are paramount.
A usual design for today’s successful vehicles is a small canopy in the middle of a curved wing-like array, entirely covered in cells, with 3 wheels. Before, the cockroach style with a smooth nose fairing into the panel was more successful. At lower speeds, with less powerful arrays, other configurations are viable and easier to construct, e.g. covering available surfaces of existing electric vehicles with solar cells or fastening solar canopies above them.
Solar Car championship-2018 is conducted by Yantrika technologies in association with ________ for the first time in South India to gather the Engineering professionals and Engineering students from different organizations to participate in this event. We aim to build the interest in society towards the Renewable Sources of Energy. This championship provides platform for students to showcase their talent to improve the technologies to utilize the alternative power sources, which are the future of Automobiles, which replaces the conventional fuels in near feature. This event will help to develop the interest of society towards new energy sources as well as it will reduce the greenhouse gases and undesirable toxic oxides to the great extent. This championship provides platform to the participants to showcase their technologies which can be a good business tie up/meetings which will be beneficial to the society as well to the companies.