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Stanford Solar Car Team Finishes 6th at World Solar Challenge

The Stanford Solar Car Project (SSCP) team completed the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in 41 hours 23 minutes, finishing in sixth place out of a field of 29 teams. The Stanford team was one of only seven teams to complete the 3000 kilometer (about 1900 miles) race in five days. In the official SSCP race recap team member, Alex Lubkin, summed up the teams feelings saying,

The two years of preparation, design, manufacturing, and testing came full circle as we crossed the finish line in Adelaide. Thank you to our team members, sponsors, family, and friends who supported us from the start.

As a proud sponsor of the 2015 Stanford Solar Car Project, bisco industries would like to congratulate the team on a job well done! We are thrilled that so many students were able to learn and grow from this process. bisco is committed to continuing to support the engineers, scientists, and innovators of the future. If your student organization is looking for sponsors for upcoming projects please contact us to learn about partnering with bisco.

Stanford Solar Car Team Nears Finish Line

The bisco industries sponsored, Stanford Solar Car Project team, is currently entering day 5 of the World Solar Challenge. The 2000 mile solar car race across the Australian Outback features teams from around the world seeking to test the limits of solar powered vehicles.

World Solar Challenge – A Day in the Life

Team member, Kelsey Josund has been providing updates and insights of the race since its start on October 18th.  According to Josund,

every day, we [the students] drive from 8am to 5pm, stopping only at designated 30-minute control stops. These are usually gas stations, but occasionally just parking lots, and are located every 200 to 400 kilometers along the Stuart Highway. We get out to stretch our legs, use the bathroom, and refill support vehicles and water bottles here; during this time, we are allowed to charge the car but cannot do any work on it.

This intense schedule combined with the students hard work has the Stanford team currently in 6th place with 2 ½ days remaining. For daily race results visit the official World Solar Challenge results page and stay tuned to bisco’s blog for the final results.

Investing in the Future

bisco industries serves manufactures across the electronics and solar industries through our full-service e-commerce website and team of over 300 locally-based salespeople. bisco’s integral involvement in these industries drives our commitment to supporting the growth and education of future engineers. Here’s hoping the Stanford Solar Car Project team comes out on top!

Stanford Solar Car Team Begins Intensive Prep for World Solar Challenge

The bisco sponsored, Stanford Solar Car Project, recently began eleven days of intensive practice and training for the upcoming World Solar Challenge, held from October 18-25, 2015. The World Solar Challenge features teams from around the world competing to have their solar car be the first to complete a nearly 1900 mile race across the Australian outback.

The Stanford Solar Car Project team will be competing in the Challenger class which requires teams to complete the race in a single stage with no charging from the grid. In order to prepare, Stanford’s team has conducted over 3000 miles of testing and is now in the final stages of training. During the next few days of intensive training the team “will mimic race procedures by waking up before dawn every day, cooking the most basic of meals, driving immense distances, and camping in the bush” (Guillermo Gomez – Team Lead).

bisco industries wishes the Stanford Solar Car Project team the best in the upcoming 2015 World Solar Challenge. Stay tuned to bisco’s blog for more updates as race day draws near.

bisco Sponsors 2015 Stanford Solar Car Project

bisco industries is proud to be sponsoring the 2015 Stanford Solar Car Project (SSCP). Established in 1989 the project is a student run non-profit working to develop sustainable solar technologies. This year the SSCP will be participating in the World Solar Challenge, a 2000 mile solar car race across the Australian Outback. The 2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge will take place October 18th through 25th.

Solar Car Unveiling

The Stanford Solar Car Project is set to unveil, Arctan, their latest completely solar powered vehicle today (July 10, 2015).  Arctan is the twelfth solar car that SSCP has developed since its inception and utilizes the latest technologies “to push the boundaries of efficiency, performance, and reliability”.  Nearly fifty students volunteered thousands of hours to design and build Arctan.

Investing in the Future

bisco industries serves manufactures across the electronics and solar industries through our full-service e-commerce website and team of over 300 locally-based salespeople. bisco’s integral involvement in these industries drives our commitment to supporting the growth and education of future engineers. bisco wishes the SSCP team success in the 2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge!

Stay tuned to bisco’s blog for updates on the SSCP team over the coming months.

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