How do I join?
To join the Purdue Solar Racing team, you must first be an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled at Purdue University. All active members need to pay a $10 membership fee every semester and attend a minimal of three general Monday meetings per semester.
Steps to join:
Join the mailing list (you must use your Purdue e-mail)
Sign up on the forum (you must use your Purdue e-mail as well as use your full name as the username)
Check out our meeting schedule
Sign up for the PSR wiki
Contact a director/officer if you have any questions
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Does it fly?
How does a solar car run at night?
Solar cars have batteries. The power generated by the solar array does not directly power the car. The array power is stored in the batteries before it is redistributed to the rest of the car.
How much power does Celeritas’ solar array generate?
Celeritas’s array generates about 600 Watts on a sunny day in Indiana. It should generate a little more power at the Eco-Marathon in Houston, TX. PSR’s previous car, PULSAR, generated about 270 Watts.
How much did it cost to build Celeritas?
Including material and monetary donations, Celeritas cost roughly $100,000.
How much do solar cars weigh?
PSR’s last three car were built using composite materials, so they are very light. The first composite car, SPOT I, weighed around 650 pounds. SPOT II weighs 440 pounds. SPOT I and SPOT II are both full-size cars. PULSAR is a smaller car and weighs only 158 pounds. Our newest car, Celeritas weighs around 450 pounds.