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26 October 2018

Bélgica quedó primero!

(This article is only available in Dutch.)

Ja: het is zo ver, het Belgische Solar Team is eerste geëindigd! We zijn officieel als eerste over de finish van de Carrera Solar Atacama gereden, ver voor de andere teams.

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25 October 2018

Casi al final

(This article is only available in Dutch.)

Vlak voor het einde van de vierde racedag, dinsdag, besloten we de bergen in te trekken. Na onze controlestop in San Pedro de Atacama hebben we ongeveer een kwartiertje gereden voor we uitkwamen bij Llano de la Paciencia...

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24 October 2018

La subida mas dificil

(This article is only available in Dutch.)

Vier dagen zijn we onderweg, de tijd vliegt! In totaal hebben we al meer dan 1700 kilometers afgelegd. We hebben 4 controle stops gedaan, waardoor we 2 uur hebben bijgeladen én we hebben de hoogste bergtop in de race beklommen!

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23 October 2018

Diez mil kilómetros

(This article is only available in Dutch.)

Na de derde race dag in Chili staan we nog steeds aan de leiding én hebben we een persoonlijk record verbroken. Daarnaast legde de Punch 2 haar tienduizendste kilometer af, halverwege de meest extreme race ter wereld.

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22 October 2018

Un resumen del primer y segundo dìa

(This article is only available in Dutch.)

Ondertussen zitten de twee eerste racedagen in Chili er op. De Carrera Solar Atacama, beter bekend als de meest extreme race voor zonnewagens ter wereld, blijft ons verrassen met haar veelzijdigheid.

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19 October 2018

En la víspera de la carrera

(This article is only available in Dutch.)

Één dag voor de race in Chili zijn de laatste voorbereidingen volop aan de gang. Onze kwalificatie ronde liep niet zoals we hadden verdacht, waardoor we nu als laatste starten aan de race. No worries: niets is verloren en we mikken nog altijd op de eerste...

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16 October 2018

En preparación para la carrera

(This article is only available in Dutch.)

Ondertussen zijn er nog vier dagen te gaan tot het begin van de Carrera Solar Atacama: de meest extreme race voor zonnewagens, 2500 kilometer dwars door Chili. De race start op zaterdag 20 oktober om 12 uur lokale tijd, wat overeen komt met 17 uur in België.

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05 October 2018

¡Estamos en Chile!

(This article is only available in Dutch.)

¡Estamos en Chile!
Dag 1 in Chili zit er ondertussen op. Na 14,5 uur op het vliegtuig kwamen we, licht groggy door de jetlag, 's ochtends om kwart na acht aan in Santiago. De eerste kilometers op de Chileense weg waren verwarrend. Zoals het hoort in...

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21 July 2018

Meeting King Philippe and Queen Mathilde

On Saturday the 21st of July, the Belgian Royal House celebrates the Belgian National Day. During this year's festivities in Brussels Park, we were invited to showcase the Punch II to the public. At the end of the day, we were honored by a visit from King Philippe and Queen Mathilde.

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How a Lufft sensor helps to improve a solar car

Powerbox Navex Elektro en Mastervolt crucial during BWSC '17

Belgian Solar Team third in world championship for solar cars

The Belgian Solar Team won bronze in the World Solar Challenge in Australia. “We’ve put our heart and soul into this."

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Belgium Solar Team conquers third place!

The Belgian Solar team is getting closer to the fourth place

On the third day of the world championship for solar cars, the Belgian Solar team is still ranked fifth. But the team is getting closer to the top four.

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Belgian Solar Team climbs to fifth place in world championship

The Belgian solar car has gained one place in the ranking of the world competition for solar cars. The team is now ranked fifth.

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Belgian solar car in sixth place at championship for solar cars after bad luck

The Solar Team is 6th at the championship for solar cars. Due to something that was dragging at the rear wheel, the team had to let some competitors go ahead.

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Belgian Solar Team in pole position at championship for solar cars

The Belgian Solar Team earned the pole position at the world championship for solar cars in Australia. The car can start in the leading positioning.

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06 October 2017

Solar Team with secret weapon at the start of the solar race

On Sunday, we will start the World Championship with great confidence. We installed an innovative system which allows the car to benefit from the side wind.

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Belgian Solar Team almost ready for Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

For 16 months, the 21 engineering students of the Punch Powertrain Solar Team have been looking forward to the world championship for solar cars that will start on the 8th of October in Australia. Seven days before the race they placed their solar panel, with the best solar cells in the world, on the car. The team hopes that this will help them to be ahead of the international competition during the race.

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Final preparations in Australia started great!

Punch 2 arrived in Australia!

Belgian Solar car is shipped to Australia for World Challenge

Punch 2 reaches its top speed of 120 km/hr

Car Presentation

We have revealed our brand new solar car. The seventh Belgian Solar Car is called the Punch Two and build in one year by 21 students from the KU Leuven.

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06 June 2017

Update Assembly.

21 May 2017

Longin chooses two pilots for the upcoming BWSC

Longin chooses two pilots for the upcoming BWSC.

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Punch Powertrain remains the main partner of the Solar Team.

From Slovenia with DSV.

DSV transported our molds for the production of the next solar car.

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13 June 2017

Solar Olympics

The Solar Olympics is a challenge organized for Flemish youngsters to exeriment with solar energy.

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Interview 7: Lander Hollevoet & Adriaan Buntinx

" As the name “production” says, we are responsible for the entire production of the shell of the car and the reinforcement structure."- Lander Hollevoet

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Team Interview 6: Michael Faes & Niels Hawinkel

The Solar Team is a perfect stepping stone to a career in the Formula 1. Read all about their ambitions here!

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Team Interview 5: Robert Kuchera & Jasper Schrijvers.

Participating is more important than winning. But let’s be honest, its way more fun to win. Two members of business relations talk about their function in the team.

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Bert Longin joins us in the World Solar Challenge in Australia.

Article on news site "Autosport.be" published on November, 22 2016.

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Youngsters choose for technology related education.

Article in Flemish newspaper "De Tijd" published on the 13th of October 2016.

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Team Interview 3: Kobe Vandeven and Martijn Schaeken

"The solar team gives you the opportunity to meet new people with other knowledge and experiences. This is especially useful in mechanical systems."

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Suddenly there is a solar car in our school.

Article in Flemish newspaper "HLN" published on the 10th of October 2016.

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Team Interview 2: Hannelore Verhaegen, Business Relations

"I’m used to stand my ground in a field that is mainly dominated by men. " - Hannelore's interview is online now.

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High-performance sustainability with bio-based epichlorohydrin

Article published in October edition JEC magazine. (2016)

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Solar Team Twente wins European Championship for solar cars.

Article published in Flemish newspaper "De Standaard". on September 26, 2016.

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Team Interview 1: Joachim, Team Manager

"Every team needs some chemistry" - Interview with team leader Joachim.

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Kipkoech versus Longin: man against machine

Article published in Flemish newspaper "De Morgen"on november 7, 2016.

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Man versus Machine on the Memorial van Damme

A unique competition between man and machine, driven in a packed stadium. The athlete starts better than us. Will the solar car be able to catch up?

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Solar car provides energy for Pokemon hunters.

Article published in Flemish newspaper "De Morgen" August2, 2016.

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The new race to the sun

New team is selected, we're going for gold!

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