Iowa State’s student solar car team is making a big impact PrISUm’s newest solar car, Penumbra, has made a big splash since it was unveiled last week. From the Iowa State Daily and the Ames Tribune to Channel 13 WHO News out of Des Moines, media all around central Iowa have been telling the exciting …Continue reading “PrISUm: From all over the media, to all over Iowa”
On Saturday, July 16, Team PrISUm took to the road to visit the National Governor’s Association Summer Meeting held July 14-17 in Des Moines, Iowa. The National Governor’s Association is an organization that speaks with a collective voice on national policy and develops innovative solutions that improve state government. This year, the organization asked Team PrISUm to display its solar car as part of the festivities that take place during the meeting.
Iowa State’s solar car team is getting ready to race a qualifying grand prix and then 1,800 miles across the middle of the country. While the team will certainly try to defend last year’s first-ever overall title, there are other goals, too. The team has big ambitions to race across Australia during next year’s World Solar Challenge. And so team members will use this year’s races to test new systems for the car they’ll design and build for the Australian race.
Team PrISUm, Iowa State’s solar car team, unveiled two advances on April 21. The first was its 2016 version of the solar car which includes a new, more energy-efficient engine. The second advance was plans for a new vehicle in 2017 which will be a four-person, street-legal solar vehicle. The anticipated costs for the 2017 vehicle …Continue reading “ISU team to build street-legal solar car”