Our fifth solar vehicle S8, which was produced in 2015, is our most successful vehicle and is a source of pride for our team. It is still actively participating in the races.
In the new design, the dimensions of the car were kept wide to suit racing formats and to increase the panel surface area. The body is made up of carbon fiber, including bearing components, driver’s console and other in-car mechanisms.
The MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking), which determines the efficiency of the energy from the sun, and the BMS (Battery Management System) that we use in monitoring the energy of the car and in the safety of the vehicle, were also designed and produced by our team. As a solar panel technology, we used semi-flexible panels with a monocrystalline structure with 22.8% efficiency. In general, all systems except the battery and panel parts of our car are designed and manufactured by our team.