A Wild Weekend

Our preparations for the race are in full swing as we now are less than two weeks away from leaving for Texas and the 2010 North American Solar Challenge. One of the most important recent developments is that the car has been painted! It is now completely white, which not …

This is why we test.

This weekend’s testing was less than ideal.  We were running the car through dynamic testing when we noticed something disconcerting.  The left front suspension was heating up rather severely. Initially I thought that we had blown out the bearings in the hub.  Failed bearings, while not a common problem for …

Testing Underway!

After a brief scare involving the motor last week, sc5 is up and running. We decided it was at last time to take the car out onto the road and test it while getting our new drivers some experience. The day began with a trip to Sugar Grove, Illinois where …

The Brookfield Zoo Green Expo

Monkeys and elephants were not the only animals at The Brookfield Zoo this weekend. The rowdy members of NUsolar courageously stood next to the lions and bears proud to present SC5 at the zoo’s Green Expo this past weekend. The zoo had us put the car in the middle of …