Solar Car Uses Composites to Cruise Through Competition

The students behind the University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project are the “real deal.” Over the last two years, this young, talented group has constructed their own solar car called the Eos II.

Cruiser Class, UNM Solar Vehicle Project EOS II, HEATCON Composite Systems, Composite RepairChallenger Class, UNM Solar Vehicle Project EOS II, HEATCON Composite Systems, Composite Repair

As an entrant in the Cruiser Class, the car has been designed to include elements of practicality and comfort rather than pure speed. The top-half of the shell utilizes HEATCON supplied composite materials.

These students are following in the footsteps of a program with an impressive history. The team has fifteen top-two finishes since 1990.  As recently as 2016, the Solar Vehicle Project created the only cruiser competitor to qualify for the Formula Sun Grand Prix and American Solar Challenge.

The team will compete in their fourth Bridgestone World Solar Challenge appearance in October. We are excited to see the team excel in their passions and push the limits of possibility using composite materials.

For more information on the Eos II and U of M Solar Vehicle Project, visit their website.

Unveiling, EOS II, HEATCON Composite Systems, Composite Materials
Unveiling, EOS II, HEATCON Composite Systems, Composite Materials

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