TU Delft Solar Boat Team
The drive behind this diverse team is our vision: To accelerate the transition to a more sustainable world. We want to do this by showing that you can reach a lot when you use your sustainable energy as efficient as possible. In the following video, you can get a clearer understanding of what we stand for: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6b4Mk12zmM&t=1s
By building the Solar Boat, we push the boundaries of what is possible with sustainable technologies today. This year, for example, we want to implement a 2-strut steering system. This enables us to make shorter turns with a higher speed.The struts are the connection between the boat and the wings. The wings enable the boat to lift out of the water with a certain sped. This does not only look spectacular but also increases the efficiency significantly! In 2014, our team was the first Solar Boat Team to use this technique, with the goal to minimize the drag and thus sail as efficient as possible. Since then, we are optimizing and innovating this way of sailing.