At the beginning of the 2017 school year, UBC Solar was presented with a new team, a new car design, and new ambitions for our team. Daybreak was designed from scratch and taught us so much about sustainable automotive technology. It features a 5.1kWh 18650 Lithium Ion battery, 1kW solar array, and 3.5kW NGM motor. After two years of design and manufacturing, Daybreak hit the road on June 23rd, 2019 and will be competing this summer in the 2020 American Solar Challenge.
Carbon Fibre/ Fibreglass / Soric-Lantor Core Aeroshell
Sunpower C60 22.3% Efficiency Solar Cells
6m2 1.3kW Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Array
2 Front and 1 Rear Wheels
Started in 2008, Raven was the team’s first solar car. Raven featured an 8kW ultra-high efficiency motor, 1.2kW solar array, and LiFePO4 battery. The three-wheeled solar car was constructed from a chromoly steel chassis and double wishbone suspension. Raven was the team’s first attempt at tackling modern sustainable energy solutions, while setting a framework for future generations of Solar.
4130 Chromoly Spaceframe and Roll Cage
Push Rod Suspension
Brushed DC Motor (PGM 132)
8KW Peak Power
Rear Swing Arm