TU Delft Solar Boat Team

TU Delft Solar Boat Team

Stud Fund: TU Delft Solar Boat Team

Hydro Motion

The TU Delft Solar Boat Team has achieved successful performances with its solar-powered boats in recent years. In doing so, they have shown what the technology is worth. This year, the team is taking the next big step to design and build a boat that sails on hydrogen. The boat is being developed by 20 ambitious students. They want to inspire the maritime sector, currently a large consumer of fossil fuels, to move faster towards a green future. With the project, called Hydro Motion, the team members are working towards a hugely challenging competition; the Solar & Energy Boat Challenge which will take place in Monaco next July.

Potential of Hydrogen

Team members have been working hard all year on the Hydro Motion project to win the race in July and they believe that using hydrogen will increase their chances. Hydrogen has a high energy density, which means that just a small amount of hydrogen contains a lot of energy. This makes hydrogen very interesting as a medium for green energy storage. It also keeps the boat light and allows the team to sail quickly and efficiently. Successful practices will help in inspiring the maritime sector, which is currently still a large consumer of fossil fuels. Together we can move towards a green future using hydrogen. The Solar Boat Team has this important goal in mind and wants to show what is possible in practice.

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  • Silverwing

    Silverwing Silverwing is een D:Dreamteam van de TU Delft dat mee doet aan de door Boeing gesponsorde GoFly challenge. Zo hebben zowel de conceptuele ontwerpfase als de gedetailleerde design fase gewonnen en behoren nu tot de beste vijf teams wereldwijd. Het Stud Fonds heeft het team geholpen met de financiering van twee Emrax-motoren. Deze motoren worden gebruikt om de daadwerkelijke prestaties van de aandrijflijn te valideren en het uiteindelijke prototype mee te testen. Silverwing zal tot het einde van dit kalenderjaar het prototype verder ontwikkelen en testen om in het begin van 2020 naar de VS te vliegen en mee te doen aan de laatste ronde, de Fly-Off. We wensen Silverwing veel succes!

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  • EcoRunner

    For years the Eco-Runner participated in the Shell Eco-marathon Prototype class competition where the goal is to cover a certain distance with the least amount of hydrogen. This year, the team has decided to compete in a more challenging competition; the Urban Concept class. This challenge offers us the opportunity to design and build an efficient hydrogen powered vehicle that is closer in appearance to modern city cars: a step closer to a future with sustainable mobility. We will take on this challenge with a team consisting of 24 students from the Delft University of Technology.

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