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The Race

On Saturday at 1 p.m. the time had finally come: with a LeMans style start the 24-hour race at the Circuit Zolder began – and with it the most important part of the European Solar Challenge. With optimal weather conditions for solar vehicles the racing...

Open Track Day and Dynamic Parcour

The last day before the start of the 24-hour race on the Circuit Zolder was demanding for all departments. After the electrical engineering and chassis departments had been working on the cars until the morning, both rolled out onto the track at nine o'clock in...

Scruiteneering – the official start of the ESC

The Scruiteneering is done, "all green" for our both solar cars! The past night shifts and today's work have been worth it and our two solar racing vehicles have the starting permission for the 24 hour race from Saturday to Sunday. Most of the...

Arrival at Circuit Zolder

The European Solar Challenge is getting closer and closer! The setting up of the camp in Zolder marks the beginning of an intensive racing weekend in Belgium. On the first official day of the event the Scruiteneering - the technical inspection of all participating...

Presentation of the Driving Strategy

Hi Tina, why don't you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you came to Sonnenwagen? Hi, I'm Tina, 21 years old and I'm studying computer science in my fourth semester at RWTH. I was born in the Cologne area and moved to Aachen...

Würth Elektronik visits Sonnenwagen

Würth Elektronik visited us in our office in Aachen last month. Together we talked about the past season, the application of Würth Elektronik components in the Sonnenwagen and the expansion of our cooperation. Würth Elektronik eiSos is one of the leading manufacturers of electronic and electromechanical...

Sonnenwagen shines again

After we spent a lot of time in the workshop the last weeks to free the Covestro Sonnenwagen from the old paint and the underlying damage, it was time to help our solar car shine again. With the surface smoothed and sanded, the next step for...