We are Top Dutch Solar Racing!
We are a unique multidisciplinary team of motivated students with different fields of expertise, ranging from engineering to communication.
Building on previous experiences and knowledge, our goal is to raise the bar on innovation and construct a new, highly efficient solar car. This all, while also creating an optimal learning environment for all members.
Together with our partners, we innovate solar technology and strive towards a sustainable future.
New Team, New Challenge: Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2021!
The solar challenge is a race through the Australian Outback, in which student teams participate with solar cars they have built themselves. The race is over 3000 km long and takes place on the 22th of October until the 30th of October 2021. The challenge starts in Darwin and we finish in Adelaide.
Green Lightning, TDSR's first solar car, had to be build in less than two years. During those years, our engineers have done the research, designing, prototyping, testing and optimizing, with the support of our helpful partners! With a super efficient electromotor, high-tech solar array with innovative coating, a battery box that we designed ourselves and a feather light carbon body, we took on the solar challenge in Australia! Now, it is up to the 2021 team to do the same, to build a Green Lightning 2.0 and take on the challenge on their own!
What does it take?
This project started in February 2017 with four guys who had a dream; taking on a complex, innovative project in which they could take on a big technological challenge. By finding the right people to support their idea, gathering an ambitious team and focusing a lot on working together we’ve grown until what we are now. A close team, that works day and night on their road to Adelaide, on their road to putting the North of the Netherlands on the map!
If one person stays behind, the whole team does
As part of our preparation for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, we do a lot of different things. That’s necessary, because the team grew quickly in a short amount of time and it’s key that the whole team works together well. One of the things we do, are team building sessions at the military base in Assen (which is in the North of the Netherlands).