About the Solar Boat Team
The Stony Brook Solar Boat Team is an inter-disciplinary student– run competitive organization at Stony Brook University. Engineering students work together to design, build, test, and compete a solar-powered race boat. Working independently in our machine shop, we produce a majority of the vessel in-house, such as motor controllers, drivetrain, composite molds, solar panels, hydrofoils, control system, and various other mechanical/electrical devices. We also have many related research opportunities outside of the scope of competition, such as high voltage EVs and lithium polymer batteries.
The Stony Brook Solar Boat Team takes 5th place for our fifth consecutive year at the annual IEEE Solar Splash Competition in Cedar Falls, IO. Additionally, we also earned 2nd place for qualifying, 3rd place for the solar slalom, and the most improved team award.Our success this year was due to improved drive train, solar panels, and the electrical system of the boat, improving endurance and speed. Last year the team placed 15th overall, this year is the higest rank we have ever achieved In 2011, we won the award for the Best Electrical Design, and in 2012, we competed with a redesigned carbon fiber boat, which weights 30 pound, 90% lighter than the 2010 hull. We hope to capitalize on our past successes, and continue to improve and innovate our designs.
For more information, please stop by and visit us at Heavy Engineering Basement Room 002 , email us at email@example.com, or add us at SBU Solar Boat Facebook
General Body Meeting | Wednesdays - 12pm-1pm (Campus Lifetime)
Design Meeting | Fridays - 2pm-6pm
Fabrication | Saturdays - 10am-6pm
We are looking for anyone in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, as well as anybody that is interested in business and marketing. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking for all kinds of help. If you're willing and interested in mentoring the team, contact us at email@example.com. We greatly appreciate any way you might be able to help us out.
Support from the industry means a lot to a team that is trying to simulate a small engineering company. With your support, we will be able to improve our boat and race in the competition. We will also feature you on this website, Facebook page, and the boat. Your company will stand out to a crowd that is interested in the exciting new solar energy market.
Download this PDF for more information. We appreciate any support you can give.
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