Renewable technology

A Last Look at the 2013 World Solar Challenge

As Resolution is finally journeying home, the team are taking a last look at the 2013 World Solar Challenge. Below are 7 pictures taken throughout which best sum up the trip. Early on in the trip the CUER team presented … Continue reading

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SKF Solar Concentrators

In this series of blog posts we are introducing some of the technologies that we have been working on to prepare Resolution for the race. In this post we introduce something that we have been keeping quiet from other teams, … Continue reading

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Building a solar car battery

It’s not immediately obvious to many people that solar cars should have batteries. If you get all your power from the sun, why do you need to lug around all that extra weight? There are several reasons for having a … Continue reading

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E-Luminate Festival

When was the last time you thought about light? As our designs are progressing quickly from wacky ideas to a full race vehicle, light is something that we’ve all been thinking about increasingly: “How can we track the sun better to get … Continue reading

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High Performance at the Science Museum

After all the hard work that goes into slowly piecing Daphne together, it was great to find a prestigious establishment like the London Science Museum approaching us and expressing an interest in our project. Each half-term, the museum puts on … Continue reading

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Serious Charges: is the media biased against electric vehicles?

Tesla, the electric car manufacturer, has once again hit out at media misrepresentation of its technology. After the New York Times published an unfavourable review of its Model S and the corresponding fast-charge infrastructure set up along Interstate 95, Tesla … Continue reading

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CUER- A Fresh(er’s) Perspective

Finally, it’s Christmas! After managing to endure the whirlwind of my first 8 weeks at university this is a welcome chance to have some time out, revise and of course, reflect upon the fantastic opportunities that this intense term at … Continue reading

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The Heliotropic Cell

If only the sun didn’t move. One of the factors limiting the efficiency of photovoltaic arrays is the motion of the sun across the sky, so that the angle at which sunlight strikes the solar panels varies. The ideal configuration … Continue reading

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Mechanical Team Launch Week Blog (Michaelmas Week 7)

  It is finally here, launch day. The day that you finally get to see what we have been working on for the last 5 months! Getting to this point has been a huge effort from everyone on the team … Continue reading

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Mechanical Team: Michaelmas Week 5

Week five of a term at Cambridge is traditionally the hardest week of term. The initial excitement and energy that lets you do far too much at the start of term wears off. The draw of Christmas, of rest the end is not … Continue reading

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