Race Day One: Ready for Takeoff


Featured, General, Texas

Race Day One is officially done! Over the course of the day, we performed more than 100 laps, and achieved a top speed of fifty-three miles per hour during the later hours of the race. The day’s success was met with multiple high-fives and passionate cheers from behind the pit wall. After the official lap […]

July 20, 2021

Flying Through Scrutineering


Featured, General, Texas

The RAHS Green Energy just soared through all six scrutineering stations in one day. We hit station one — the mechanical/structural station — first thing in the morning and passed with flying colors. Although it was a bit nerve-wracking, seeing the judges gather around to look at our car was very exciting. But the work […]

July 18, 2021

June Progress Update


Aerodynamics, Featured, General, Outreach, Solar

We’re in the home-stretch of the season — with only three weeks until the car is shipped off to Fort Worth, TX, the Green Energy Team has been hard at work putting the finishing touches on this season’s car. Over the past few weeks, we’ve officially become a solar car! Our seven separate panels have […]

June 29, 2021

Testing the Car


Computer Systems, Featured, General

Great execution is a result of great preparation. As the weather in Seattle gets warmer, our opportunities to experiment with the car are expanding. With spring break around the corner, we are arranging to test the car in anticipation of the race this summer. Before going to Texas in July, it’s vital that the team […]

April 11, 2021

Welcoming New Members


Featured, General, Outreach

On January 21, 2020, the first case of COVID-19 was recorded in the United States, right here in Washington State. As one of the first states to go under a stay-at-home order, student life dramatically changed as all schools transitioned to a distance learning model. Into the summer, members battled to make progress despite the […]

January 7, 2021

November Team Update


Electrical System, Featured, General, Outreach

Even though the Solar Car Challenge has been delayed until next summer, we haven’t stopped working towards our goal of creating a successful, competition-ready solar car to bring to the Texas Motor Speedway in July of 2021. Over the summer, the RAHS Green Energy Team reached a significant milestone: our new solar car is now […]

November 21, 2020

Passing the Torch During these Uncertain Times


Featured, General

This is not how I envisioned my time on the team ending. I joined two and a half years ago at the beginning of my sophomore year – back then we were called Wind Team. We were a lot less organized and a lot less confident. One of my favorite memories was mounting our rudimentary […]

May 18, 2020

Chassis Build On its Way


General, Structures

The RAHS Green Energy Team has been hard at work constructing the new and improved chassis for this year’s race! We started the build process by creating a jig to ensure the chassis is in accordance with our design specifications and the Solar Car Challenge safety requirements. Alignment of core structural members was key to […]

February 18, 2020

Design 2.0


Featured, General, Structures

We are finally wrapping up the design phase and transitioning into building our second solar car. We plan to remain faithful to the first design’s successes while making significant changes to the exterior layout and solar array.  The most fundamental change is to the body of the car: In order to reduce drag, we’ve moved […]

December 9, 2019