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Meet the Electrical Engineers of Team 2021!

Photos by Jérôme Wassenaar EN | NL   Team 2021 faced many challenges on their way towards a race in 2021. Seven months have passed already in which the team focused on creating the most efficient solar car possible. Now the design phase is over and the shape of...

Meet the Structural Engineers of Team 2021!

Photo by Marlen Braun EN | NL   Team 2021 faced many challenges on their way towards a race in 2021. Seven months have passed already in which the team focused on creating the most efficient solar car possible. Now the design phase is over and the shape of the...

Meet the Aerodynamics Engineers of Team 2021!

Photo by Camiel Lemmens EN | NL   Team 2021 faced many challenges on their way towards a race in 2021. Six months have passed already in which the team focused on creating the most efficient solar car possible. Now the design phase is over and the shape of the...

Meet the Mechanical Engineers of Team 2021!

Photo by Camiel Lemmens EN | NL   Team 2021 faced many challenges on their way towards the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2021. Five months have passed already in which the team focused on creating the most efficient solar car possible. Now the design phase is...

Meet the Marketing & Communication Team – the ones who connect!

Headerfoto and individual photos by Jerome Wassenaar EN | NL   Their responsibility is letting everyone know what Solar Team Twente is up to. For fans and various partners, they will organise awesome events and manage the social media and press contacts. If you...

Meet the Technical Team – the ones who make it efficient and fast!

Headerfoto and individual photos by Jerome Wassenaar EN | NL   Their responsibility is building our new solar car. With their expertise, they ensure that the car will be as efficient as possible. They strive to be innovative, for example, when they choose the...

Meet the Management Team – the ones who make it happen!

Headerfoto and individual photos by Jerome Wassenaar EN | NL     The responsibility of the Management Team is to overlook the entire project. Together they assure cohesiveness in the team by having a Marketing and Technical Manager. Other tasks are ensuring...

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...

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Solar Team Twente takes a different direction with three-wheeled solar car

Photo by Andreas Kajim EN | NL   Solar Team Twente has released the first drawings of the design of their new solar car. Every two years, the team of students from Saxion University of Applied Sciences and the University of Twente takes up the challenge to build...

No Australia for Solar Team Twente this year

Photo by Jérôme Wassenaar EN | NL   Solar Team Twente cannot compete for a top ranking during the world championship for solar cars this year. The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia in October is canceled. The corona pandemic creates too many...

Solar Team Twente is ready for 2021!

Photo by Jérôme Wassenaar EN | NL   A new generation of ambitious students is ready for the challenge of winning the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2021. The 19 students from Saxion University of Applied Sciences and University of Twente have their plans for...

Two podium places for Solar Team Twente at 24-hour race for solar cars

Photo by Martina Ketelaar 3 weeks after their official start, the new team from Solar Team Twente participated in the European Championships in Belgium. The 24-hour race was their first racing experience, and a preparation for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge...

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...

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 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 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 surprises competition with promising electrical design

Header photo by Martina Ketelaar  EN|NL Solar Team Twente showed the secrets of their solar car RED E for the first time during the technical scrutineering of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. The solar car is equipped with a new type of battery. With this...

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