The Western University SunStang Solar Car Project is a student-run mega project in which students design and fabricate a solar powered car to partake in international solar races. The team welcomes undergraduate and graduate students from all faculties and currently consists of members from multiple disciplines of Engineering, Social Science, and Business. Since its founding in 1991, SunStang has competed in 8 international competitions - our greatest accomplishment finishing 2nd in North America at the 1996 World Solar Challenge. SunStang creates opportunities for members to not only learn about developing solar technologies, but to apply these acquired skills to future projects. The solar car created by the Western University team will be traveling to Austin, Texas for the Formula Sun Grand Prix, and will also be embarking on the 1800 mile American Solar Challenge next year in the United States.
As classes end and summer comes in full swing, SunStang hits the ground running. Many of our team members spend dedicated hours in the shop working to complete our car. Some of our current progress includes milling parts for our battery box, and cutting aluminum for our frame. Additionally, we've recently had success with our new motor controller and telemetry system, and have been hard at work on our battery protection system. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to stay in the loop with your favourite solar car team!
Looking for a dynamic team to make a part of your life? SunStang is always looking for bright young minds to contribute to our project. If you are a Western University student and are interested in joining a dynamic and multidisciplinary team, drop by CMLP 67 and give SunStang a try! We look forward to meeting you.