Formula Sun Grand Prix just a week away

Check out this interview with Jonathan Cook, sponsorship chair, from the McCormick School of Engineering news center. We are in full race mode now – the team leaves for Indianapolis in just five days. From the McCormick article: “We’re a little nervous, but we’re excited,” said Jonathan Cook, the team’s …

Using The Force – SalesForce

Star Wars jokes aside, using SalesForce has been a crucial improvement to our team’s sponsorship system, and it will do wonders to ensure efficient data transfer to future generations of team members. Just like any college student group, our team acquires new members every year, which means leadership transitions and losing …

Fun in the Sun at the Skokie Spring Greening

We went to our first outreach of the quarter this past weekend at Niles North High School as part of the Skokie Spring Greening event. The car attracted a lot of attention from people young and old. We talked to people about everything from the basics of solar energy to …

Safety first

The electrical team put the battery protection system through rigorous testing this weekend, and it is now calibrated correctly and fully prepared to protect our battery pack from the many variables that conspire to set it aflame. SC5 uses lithium ion batteries, which are great because they can store more …

See the Solar Car at the Skokie Spring Greening

Don’t miss your next chance to see sc5 – this Sunday, April 8th, at the Skokie Spring Greening. Team members will be present to answer questions and talk about our past adventures with the car, as well as our plans for the future. Check out the flyer below for complete …

Two weekend triumphs: airgap and regen

NUSolar made some awesome progress during the first week of spring quarter. Despite the cold and rainy “spring” weather, the electrical team had two exciting victories this weekend: Both the airgap and regenerative braking systems are working smoothly. Initial testing resulted in some mysterious smoke from the airgap circuit board. …