2019 Solar Car Challenge Champions!


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The RAHS Green Energy Team drove nearly 1000 miles and won the 2019 Solar Car Challenge Advanced Division! We thank our sponsors and supporters along the way for believing in us and helping make the car a reality and our trip to speedway so successful. Even though the final day started with technical difficulties (we […]

July 19, 2019

High speeds and high temperatures for Day 2 of Racing!


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RAHS GET started out fast on day two thanks to the bright, clear skies. However, we did have a few hiccups throughout the day. A few laps into the race, our ‘gas’ pedal became loose and fell off. Fortunately because we have cruise control installed, we were able to continue racing safely around the track […]

July 17, 2019

Day 1 on the track


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Yesterday marked our first day racing on the Texas Motor Speedway track. The car and team exceeded expectations! We completed 168 laps in the 7.5 hour racing time slot. This surpassed the previous track record for completing the most amount of laps on the first day of the race! Over the course of the day […]

July 17, 2019

Certified and Ready to Race!


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Our mentors along with a parent of one of our team members started the trek from Seattle, Washington to Dallas, Texas last Saturday. They stopped in Boise, Idaho; Provo, Utah; and Albuquerque, New Mexico before finally arriving at the Texas Motor Speedway. The drive team met up with the rest of the team last Wednesday. […]

July 14, 2019

Highway to Solar


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Since our last general update, much progress has been made on the car both obvious and subtle. On March 30th we finalized the chassis and painted the car, a huge step forward in development, and since then we have been making leaps and bounds towards running solely on solar power. 15 April Deadline – A […]

May 6, 2019

Wiring up the car


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A lot of wires are necessary to make an electric car operate – we need to connect the battery, motor controller, motor, solar panels, MPPTs (Maximum Power Point Trackers, which are used to optimize power output of the solar panels), shutoff switches, relays, and more! To safely wire everything up, we first created a detailed […]

April 23, 2019

Sparks are Flying!


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As we are starting to focus on finishing up the structure of the car, we have a lot of welding to get done putting on structural supports. George, our team welder, has been helping other students on the team learn how to weld. As you can see in the picture to the right, there are […]

April 2, 2019

We’re Going to Texas!


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Registration has been submitted and we are an official competitor in the 2019 High School Solar Challenge at the Texas Motor Speedway! Team members have been putting in hours after school and on the weekends to design and build the remaining components of the car, and complete registration details. The competition will take place July […]

March 18, 2019