A Lap Towards Texas


Electrical System, Featured, General, Solar

With the Solar Car Challenge right around the corner, the Green Energy Team is vigorously working to finish all parts of the car. Students come into the shop in the early mornings, after school, and on weekends, continuing to make substantial progress. Having worked on a multitude of projects in the shop, many members have […]

May 2, 2022

Experiences of New Members


Electrical System, Featured, General, Solar

This blog segment was written by Kean Timblin (10) during the onboarding process when joining the Green Energy team. Kean now focuses primarily on the construction of our solar array.  This year, the Raisbeck Aviation High School Green Energy Team received an influx of applications requesting to join. Like others, I had no idea what […]

February 21, 2022

New Year, New Progress


Electrical System, Featured, General, Solar

With the beginning of a new year comes new possibilities and renewed motivation. The challenge is now just under six months away and there is still lots of work to do. We have been hard at work on all aspects of the car from building new solar panels to designing a whole new telemetry system.  […]

January 24, 2022

Solar Panel Analysis


Electrical System, Featured, Solar

One of the biggest problems we encountered going into this new season was that our solar panels were producing a lot less power than we expected them to. Timothy Jou (10) states, “Upon analyzing our solar panel output, we realized that they were not performing to our expectations.” To figure out why this was happening, […]

January 10, 2022

The Importance of Strategy


Featured, General, Solar, Texas

The most important aspect of a solar car is its reliability. The second is strategy. In solar car racing, “strategy” is an umbrella term which simply refers to the process of determining a race plan for the car to maximize efficiency. Specifically, this means using data collected from the car to build a model of […]

December 27, 2021

The Mentorship Program


Electrical System, Featured, General, Solar

After a recent team-bonding session, the team is on their game, busy learning new things and progressing through the season. With upwards of 40 students interested in our team, we set up mentoring sessions to teach every aspect of the team. Mentoring the youth is a crucial aspect of our team and utmost priority. “The […]

November 15, 2021