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SOLARBOOT TEAM EMDEN & SOLARBOOT TEAM EMDEN II

Team: SOLARBOOT TEAM EMDEN and SOLARBOOT TEAM EMDEN II
Location: Germany
Key Personnel: Prof. Dr. Torsten Steffen
Biography:
Solarboot Team Emden emerged from the University of Applied science Hochschule Emden Leer through Professor Torsten Steffen – Faculty of Engineering/Department of Mechanical Engineering and now Emdens Team Leader. Nearly 100 students have joined the team since 2005, some students only stayed for one semester and others stayed for their whole time at University. At present Emden have 20 students in the team studying; mechanical engineering, electronics and energy efficiency course. The team has now participated in several Frisian Solar Challenges (Dong Solar challenge) – 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012 and also in the Dutch Open Solar Boat Challenge (DOSC) in 2009. Emden took 3rd place in 2008 and 2010 in the FSC going on to 2nd place in the DOSC2009. In 2013 the team participated the first time in the open class with a boat with less solar power and less battery energy than the competitors and took 5th place in the endurance race and 7th place over-all. In 2014 the team will start with its new boat which will be more competitive than the last boat.
Drivers: PHILIPP HAAG
Website: solarboot.hs-emden-leer.de
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“We were very proud to be one of the participants of the first Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup in 2014. Although the team entered the race with its old boat it succeeded in reaching the fifth place in the endurance race and the seventh place over-all in the Open Class. This was a great success”

CLAFIS PRIVATE ENERGY SOLAR BOAT TEAM & CLAFIS PRIVATE ENERGY SOLAR BOAT TEAM

Team: CLAFIS PRIVATE ENERGY SOLAR BOAT TEAM & CLAFIS PRIVATE ENERGY SOLAR BOAT TEAM II
Location: Netherlands
Key Personnel: Gerard van der Scharr
Biography:
CLAFIS Private Energy Solar Boat Team has notably been one of the highest performing solar boat teams in the Netherlands competing and winning several international championships and local races. The team have created solar boats packed with state-of-the-art technology and advanced measuring equipment. Thanks to its new developed hydrofoils, their current model is able to reach speeds of 42 kilometers per hour. The Private Energy team consists of 10 members, with diverse specializations and capabilities, varying from hydrodynamics to power management.  MG Electronics is one of the main forces behind developing the solar boat. They are mainly known for their expertise in developing advanced battery systems and are a business started by the initiators of the solar team. MG Electronics provide excellent testing opportunities by analyzing and measuring data from the solar boat in which they’re able to further develop and optimize the battery systems.
Drivers:
GERARD VAN DER SCHAAR
MARK SCHOLTEN
Website: www.furiaone.nl
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“It is a world changing event which shows how we can find alternative solutions in a competitive way. The results is a never seen open sea solar boat race. In order to reach their goals, the team works hard by continuously pushing the boundaries. Every component of the solar boat is being optimized, even the tiniest detail, that results in a hi-tech solar boat making all systems work together flawlessly”

iD

Team: iD
Location: Italy
Key Personnel: Mahdi Shirzadkhan
Biography: Mahdi Shirzadkhan is a young multidisciplinary designer and for the last 5 years he is collaborating as a yacht designer with the best ship yards in the Europe ( PERINI NAVI and JEANNEAU GROUP )
Drivers: Mahdi Shirzadkhan
Website: www.iyachtdesign.com

“Solar1 is an awesome opportunity to began to move toward the future of our transportation in a blue planet. The competitions always are push the ideas toward to pass the limits and its help for faster innovations, and a good result of it is convincing the industry for the convenience of the new innovation or an advanced technologies and use it for the industrial production in our case THE YACHT INDUSTRY”

LAGUNA CREEK HIGH SCHOOL GETA

Team: LAGUNA CREEK HIGH SCHOOL GETA
Location: United States
Key Personnel: Griffin Henderson
Biography:
Students of the Green Energy Technology Academy study the technology of renewable energy. These GETA students explore the concepts of energy extraction, conversion and transmission processes through complex, hands-on, project-based work. Depending on a their post secondary plans,  students who graduate from the Green Energy Technology Academy will be prepared to enter two or four year institutions of study, enter a technical training program or go directly to work in the Energy Sector.
Drivers: QUINN MEYER
Website: www.lchs.schoolloop.com/GETA

“Solar1 is an excellent company that promotes education and careers in solar technology through solar boat racing competitions”

SCIGRIP

Team: SCIGRIP
Location: Poland
Key Personnel: Michal Wawrzyniak
Biography: The SCIGRIP Solar Boat Team consists of a dedicated group of Polish engineers with vast knowledge and experience within the marine industry and composites business. Combining experience with a passion for boats and environmental sustainability makes us one of a kind! As a winner of A class of DONG Energy Solar Challenge 2014 we’ve decided to participate in Solar1 which is complete different championship. Especially for this race they’re designing and building complete new boat.
Drivers: MICHAL WAWRZYNIAK
Website: www.scigripsolarboatteam.com
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“Solar1 race is a great challenge and we are very happy to take part in it. We will do our best to perform well and compete with other teams in Monte Carlo. We can’t wait to start in this amazing event”

LIANDON SOLAR TEAM

Team: LIANDON SOLAR TEAM
Location: Netherlands
Key Personnel: Merel Hartman
Biography: Liando Solarteam are a group of enthusiastic young professionals that work at the grid company Liander N.V. Their team’s mission is to promote emission-free sailing by competing at the highest level with a self-built racing solar boat, and investing the effect of electro sailing on the national CO2-impact and electric grid.
Drivers: VICTOR HAVERKORT
Website: www.liandonsolarteam.nl
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“It’s time for nautical vessels to enter the solar system”

SOLAR TEAM HvA

Team: SOLAR TEAM HvA
Location: Netherlands
Key Personnel: Nick Cornelissen
Biography: Team SOLAR originated in 2011 as a part of the CleanMobility program. Established by the University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam, the program offers students the opportunity to work together on building vehicles driven by sustainable energy sources. Every year new enthusiastic teams are composed of multidisciplinary students who develop a solar boat, a hydrogen car, a battery car and a headwind vehicle.Their very first race found Team SOLAR competing in the international DONG Energy Solar Challenge, held biennially in The Netherlands. With a first overall place, they immediately claimed the world championship in their class. Keen on matching the prior result, the team finished in third place during the 2014 edition.Since that same year, Team SOLAR also participates in the Solar1 championship in Monaco. During their first ever sea race they claimed a fifth place, setting the bar for their future efforts.
Drivers: NICK CORNELISSEN
MAX SIMONS
Website: www.cleanmobility.info
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“The team is very excited to visiting Monaco this summer! The weather, the sea and the atmosphere guarantees a great event and we’re keen on preparing our boat the best we can. It’s going to be great competing against all the participating teams whilst working together towards making it a successful and friendly event.”

TU DELFT SOLAR BOAT TEAM

Team: TU DELFT SOLAR BOAT TEAM
Location: Netherlands
Key Personnel:
M.A. Kuday, Team Manager
M. van der Lelij, Chief Engineer
E. den Boer, Technical/Financial Manager
Biography: The TU Delft Solar Boat team was officially founded in 2006, however, their story starts a year before that, when several students of Maritime Engineering teamed up with the people who would later organise the Frisian Solar Challenge, a precursor to the current Dong Energy Solar Challenge. They wanted to prove that not just cars, but also boats could be powered by solar energy. This led to the creation of both a bi-annual World Cup for solar-powered boats and the team that would win the first two editions of that very World Cup. Since 2010 their team has continually produced innovative designs, basing itself on hydrofoil technology.
Drivers: TBC
Website: www.solarboatteam.nl
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“In the past, not much happened in the year after a Dong Energy Solar Challenge. Some research would be done to aid future teams in design, but nothing like this time. With the Solar1 Cup on the horizon, the TU Delft Solar Boat Team will continue at full strength for the coming year, improving an already innovative vessel even further. Thanks to the impetus provided by the race, we will continue to push the boundaries of what is possible with solar energy in the world of maritime engineering!”

EQUIPE VENTO SUL

Team: EQUIPE VENTO SUL
Location: Brazil
Key Personnel:
Bruno Leonardo e Silva
Biography:

Established in 2009, the Vento Sul Team is the ‘Open Class’ current winner of the ‘Desafio Solar Brasil’ (DSB – the brazilian solar boat’s race). The team is composed of students from a variety of course such as; engineering, journalism. The Vento Sul Team is a brazilian reference for solar boats, who have an international racing history.

Titles: ‘Open Class’ (DSB – 1st place on 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014); ‘Catamaran Class’ (DSB – 1st place on 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013); ‘A Class’ (DONG – ‘Best non-european team’ and ‘The lightest boat of the race’ 2010, 7th place on 2012).

In 2014 the Vento Sul Team raced in DONG as a brazilian-split- team, joining forces with Solar Brasil Team from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), finishing the race again in 7th place.

Drivers: TBC
Website: http://www.barcosolar.ufsc.br/blog/
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“With enthusiam that the Vento Sul Team received the news of the stablishment of Solar1 race. Actually we were searching for an anual and international solar boat’s race, Solar1 fits-like-a- glove”

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