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.
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.
This year our plan is to retake our national title, in the advance division at the Solar Car Challenge. In July we will be competing in our sixth Solar Car Challenge race. We plan making some minor adjustments to Solar Knight III; that include purchasing new LiFePO4 batteries, designing and fabricating a new canopy, and a few other improvements.
All of these projects are extremely time consuming and need some major funding to complete them. Our budget estimate is around $40,000 and we are looking for some corporate sponsors for our upcoming race this summer.