Win the Race with Sunpower Panels

  • Matthew De La Torre
  • Vice President of Engineering

With the race to design an environmentally friendly, efficient vehicle, it’s no wonder today's leading energy innovators are choosing SunPower panels to get them to the finish line. As technology continues to move forward, the panel of choice for many businesses and residential homeowners is taking on the road as well. Renova customers may someday find themselves driving a vehicle powered by the same solar technology that powers their homes and for good reason. SunPower has been developing record-breaking solar technology for almost three decades and with projects like the first solar-powered airplane - , continues to pioneer the solar industry. You can recognize SunPower panels by the distinct diamond-shaped pattern on its modules. 


Introducing the Arctan, a solar- powered vehicle designed and built to compete in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge by a team of engineers at Stanford University. The Stanford Solar Car Team is a student-run, non-profit organization that was founded 25 years ago by a group of Stanford students who shared a passion for environmental technology. A project that took them two years to complete will come to a close this October as they compete in a 2,000-mile race across the Austrailian Outback.  

The focus for this year’s challenge is to improve vehicle efficiency by creating a lighter, more aerodynamic shell to house the solar cells, batteries, and passenger without sacrificing safety or comfort. With the help of many sponsors and access to Stanford’s wide variety of automotive research groups, this team has set the stage for success.  Take a look at their video library where the journey is documented on youtube

For more info on the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, click here: 

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