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This daily video is shorter than we would have liked it to be.. We are still pretty shaken up, but very relieved that our driver and team are OK.

De dagvideo vandaag is korter dan we hem graag zouden hebben gezien.. We zijn allemaal flink aangeslagen, maar enorm blij dat onze coureur en team OK zijn.
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Mark Rutte (Prime Minister, the Netherlands)

“Good luck during the race, enjoy it! I have a good feeling about it.”

Yara van Kerkhof (ice skater)

“You are working on the car of the future. Give it your all, good luck! ”

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ARE WE RED E? Static scrutineering

Header photo by Martina Ketelaar EN|NL The scrutineering for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge took place today. During this event the RED E is checked to see if it complies with all demands set by the organization. Obviously, this is a very exciting day for the...

Scrutineering: How does it work?

Header picture by Martina Ketelaar EN|NL The scrutineering of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC) will take place this week. During this scrutineering the officials of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge will check if RED E meets all the safety regulations...

Take a look at the convoy: the Escort

Header photo by Patrick Ooms EN|NL Our solar car RED E is not the only vehicle that crosses the Outback during the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: an entire convoy with the 39 team members drives along with the solar car. In this blog series we explain how we cross...

Take a look at the convoy: solar car RED E

Header photo by Martina Ketelaar EN|NL Our solar car RED E does not drive alone during the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: a whole convoy drives along it with a total of 39 team members. In this blog series we will explain how we cross the Outback with the entire...

The farthest journey of RED E: from Enschede to Darwin

EN|NL Before RED E can compete for the title of world champion in Australia, the solar car must arrive in Darwin first. This morning the car finally arrived, and preparations to start testing have begun. Merel Oldenburg, Secretary, Finance & Logistics of the team,...

Take a look at the convoy: the truck

Header photo by Patrick Ooms EN|NL Our solar car RED E is not the only vehicle that crosses the Outback during the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: an entire convoy with the 39 team members drives along with the solar car. In this blog series we explain how we cross...

Take a look at our convoy: the Decision Making Unit (DMU)

Header photo by Patrick Ooms EN|NL Our strategic headquarters on wheels Our solar car RED E does not drive alone during the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC): a convoy with 39 team members drives with RED E. In this series of blogs, we will explain how our...

Picture blog: Deelen Solar Challenge

Header photo by Jerome Wassenaar EN|NL Good weather or not; this weekend we held a race simulation, the ultimate preparation for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Deelen, Gelderland. During the race simulation we test our protocols and schedules, which are...

Wisdom Wednesday: Let’s go to Australia

EN|NL The past year our team has been working in our office in Enschede, but in just a few weeks we will have to leave our home base to go to Australia. In the last week of August our solar car will be shipped, just a week ahead of our team. But what does it take to...

Meet the partners: NLR

EN|NL Company: Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre Since which edition of the solarteam is NLR partner? At an fairly early stage we became partner of Solar Team Twente. About four editions ago in 2011 we joined the network. How was the collaboration initialized? At NLR...

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Stevige windvlaag blaast Solar Team Twente van weg af; einde wedstrijd

Headerfoto Jerome Wassenaar EN | NL Een stevige windvlaag heeft een einde gemaakt aan de Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2019 voor Solar Team Twente. Kort na de start van de vierde racedag is zonnewagen Red E van de weg geblazen. De Twentse zonnewagen, RED E, raakte...

Strong wind gust puts Solar Team Twente’s World Solar Challenge to an end

Header photo Jerome Wassenaar EN | NL A strong wind gust has made an end to the 2019 edition of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge for Solar Team Twente. Shortly after the start of the fourth day, solar car Red E was blown of the track. The car hit the roadside and...

Twentse zonneauto blijft aan kop na winderige racedag, nek-aan-nekrace met Delft

Headerfoto Jerome Wassenaar EN | NL Solar Team Twente gaat ook na de derde racedag aan de leiding in de Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Dat ging niet zonder slag of stoot: het Twentse studententeam kende een zware dag die werd gekenmerkt door hevige wind en...

Twente solar car retains leading position in windy stage, close battle with Delft

Header photo Jerome Wassenaar EN | NL Solar Team Twente has retained its leading position on the third day of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Some heavy winds and sandstorms caused some serious difficulties for the team but did not keep them from leading the...

Solar Team Twente ook na tweede racedag aan kop in Australië

Headerfoto: Jerome Wassenaar EN | NL Solar Team Twente ligt ook na de tweede racedag op kop van de Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australië. Het Twentse studententeam heeft nu 1400 kilometer afgelegd en ligt al geruime tijd op de eerste plek. De race verloopt...

Solar Team Twente maintains first position on day two

Header photo: Jerome Wassenaar EN | NL Solar Team Twente remains frontrunner in Bridgestone World Solar Challenge after day two. The students from Twente are now 1400 kilometers into the challenge and have been first on the leaderboard for quite some time. Their race...

Solar Team Twente off to a great start in Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

Headerphoto Martina Ketelaar EN | NL After the first day Solar Team Twente is driving in pole position. Sunday October 13th marked the start of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Solar Team Twente was the fifth to start their journey, but in only one-and-a-half...

Solar Team Twente aan kop na eerste racedag

Header photo by Martina Ketelaar EN | NL Na de eerste racedag ligt Solar Team Twente op de eerste positie. Op zondag 13 oktober ging de Bridgestone World Solar Challenge van start. Solar Team Twente startte als vijfde, maar wist in de eerste anderhalf uur alle teams...

Solar Team Twente qualifies fifth!

Header photo by Martina Ketelaar EN | NL Solar Team Twente will start the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge as fifth on the grid. On the Hidden Valley circuit in Darwin, the student team set a time of 2:06 minutes with their solar car RED E. This time gives them the...

Solar Team Twente kwalificeert zich als vijfde

Headerfoto door Martina Ketelaar EN | NL Solar Team Twente start zondag bij de Bridgestone World Solar Challenge vanaf de vijfde plek. Op het Hidden Valley circuit in Darwin zette het studententeam met zonneauto RED E bij de kwalificatie een rondetijd van 2:06 minuten...
''I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.'' - Thomas Edison (1931)