Solar Knights Racing Team
Welcome to the Solar Knights website!
Several talented students at South Plantation High School have built a fully functional solar-powered car, the Solar Knight III. Our team won first in the Advance Division at the Winston Solar Car Challenge during the summer of 2011 in a race around the Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas, Texas! SKIII also won the William Shih Award Presented to the solar car team displaying the highest level of technological achievement. This past summer we were lucky enough to race again at the Solar Car Challenge, which included a hybrid race at the Texas motor speed way in Dallas and a road rally from Dallas to Austin. At the race we placed third for the national title. We also received the Matt Tunnel award for the highest level of driving and trailering.
We are the only Florida team to successfully complete the Solar Car Challenge! While competing in a solar car race is extremely challenging, our students are taking this project a few steps further. We are demonstrating our solar car at community events throughout Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
All of these projects are extremely time consuming and need some major funding to complete them. Our budget estimate is around $50,000 and we are looking for some corporate sponsors for our upcoming race this summer.