The Solar Panel subteam fully designs and builds the photovoltaic panels for our solar-powered speedboat. Our goal is to make a solar panel system that is energy efficient and competitive. The panel array is constructed with balanced parameters of maximum power production, minimal aerodynamic drag, durability, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness. Our work largely consists of material research, manufacturing, electronic wiring, and detailed testing procedures.

Trevor Wise ’23 assembling solar panels for the first time.

Rough draft of the Solar Panel cost-efficiency matrix.

Haley Merchant ’23 soldering our solar panels with Yoon Jae Oh ’21 and Hannah Contreas ’21.