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.
18 January 2019
The TU Delft Solar Boat Team presents the design of the first Dutch solar boat for the open sea
For the first time in Dutch history, the TU Delft Solar Boat Team is taking the step to develop a solar boat for the sea. It will be a trimaran, a boat with three hulls, which will completely control the ocean on solar energy. On Tuesday evening, January 15, the team presented the new design of the boat. With this boat, they plan to win the world championship for solar boats in Monaco this summer and to break a world record by crossing The Channel as the fastest solar boat in the world.
09 April 2018
Cycling motion keeps hydrofoils upright during flight
26 January 2018
Design presentation TU Delft Solar Boat Team
Hereby, the TU Delft Solar Boat Team presents the design of the Solar Boat 2018! The team is very proud of the hard work they have delivered in the past few months. What do you think of the new design?
11 June 2017
Tu Delft Solar Boat Team third at Solar Sport One race
Saturday, after the time trial, the TU Delft Solar Boat Team participated in the sprint and speed record. In both stages, they performed quite well, even though they are not able to fly yet.