Endeavour is the first fully functioning, 100% solar-powered car raced by Georgia Tech. Silicon solar cells (17% efficient) are attached to the top of the aerobody made from carbon fiber. Endeavour weighs in at a little less than 900 pounds with driver and has seen top speeds of 45 mph. All of this runs on about 1.0 kW, or roughly the same power as a hair dryer. The team is currently using Endeavour as a testing bench to validate all of the new and exciting technology we will be implementing on SR-2!
We are currently in the middle of construction of our next car, SR-2. This vehicle is designed to be compatible with rules and regulations of both the American Solar Challenge and the World Solar Challenge. SR-2 will have an aluminum 6061-T6 frame, carbon fiber aerobody, lithium iron phosphate batteries, two 98.4% efficient motors, carbon fiber wheels, and 20.9% efficient single junction solar cells generating 1.2kW of power. It will weigh around 600 pounds with driver and be able to reach speeds of 80mph.