It’s a new year at Northwestern, and new years bring new friends, new challenges, and new cars. This year NUsolar will be designing our seventh solar car as well as preparing SC6 for its final and long-awaited race. We will … Read More
NUSolar is back in action for Winter Quarter! Last Quarter, NUSolar hit 80% of its project milestones, surpassed its expectation of grant funding, and found a new sponsor. This quarter, we aim to work on the SC6’s Steering Wheel Board, … Read More
As the final weeks of the school year wrap up, we have finlly begun to seriously test SC6. On Saturday, following our weekly work session we took the car out on the first on-road excursion that it has been on … Read More
NUSolar is back on the road (almost)! After a long and cold winter quarter, the sunshine is greatly appreciated by both SC6 and the rest of the team. Over the past four weeks we have had the car out and … Read More
We recently received the suspension components we redesigned. HyTech Spring and Manufacturing in Plainwell, MI machined them for us. Here’s an overall view of the front mount plates. The plates now have curves on the tabs to distribute stress that we … Read More
We’d like to thank the General Motors Foundation for their recent support of our team! Here’s an overview of the GM Foundation’s charitable activities, as shown on their website: “Since its inception in 1976, the General Motors Foundation is dedicated … Read More
We are posting live content from the race on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and will continue throughout the race week! Facebook: www.facebook.com/weracesolarcars Twitter: www.twitter.com/nusolar
We’re en route to Austin, TX for the 2013 Formula Sun Grand Prix right now! Stay tuned for live updates from the race!
Sorry we haven’t been posted updates in a while, but lately we’ve been working on heat-treating and installing our rollcage and suspension components. We should have a rolling chassis very soon!