Solar Cat V1
Solar Cat V1
 Solar Cat's History
Since 2012, the solar car team has built two solar cars. We refer to our first solar car as a prototype, as it was built off of a modified golf-cart chassis. The current car we are working on is the Solar Cat. This car was designed from the ground up to be lighter and more efficient than the prototype car. Solar Cat is built from scratch with modified parts to fit our design which couldn't have been done without the team effort of our members.
 
We made our vision into a reality...

 

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Mechanical

                 


This solar car is constructed almost entirely from aluminium.

The chassis was designed by solar car team members and welded by the horticulture department at Western High School.

The front steering and suspension were adapted from a golf cart and go-cart, and the rear suspension is adapted from a motorcycle.

The wheels on the front were milled from 21"aluminium blanks with the help of Motorola Solutions.
 

Electrical

                 

Our electrical components consist of a battery bank, motor, power tracker, solar panels, and miscellaneous small components. ​​​

Our battery bank consists of eight 12 volts 50 amp-hour sealed lead-acid batteries.

Our motor is an ETEK motor that can accept voltage from 24-72 volts.

Our solar panels range in size, shape, and wattage, and go from 55 watts to 160 watts.

Our power tracker is an Outback Flex-max 60, and our entire solar array can produce up to 600 watts.