Solar Team Eindhoven - Self-sustaining House On Wheels (SHOW)
This year Solar Team Eindhoven is building a Self-sustaining House On Wheels (SHOW)!
A SHOW generates energy through its solar panels on the roof and uses this energy for both driving and living. You have an influence on the distribution of energy. This energy is used for travel and your daily needs such as cooking, washing and watching TV. A SHOW gives a clear insight into your energy consumption. This way, you'll be aware of how you use the energy you have. With a SHOW, you are completely self-sufficient and independent of the charging infrastructure. This gives you the freedom to go wherever you want. You drive on-the-road and live off-the-grid.
The previous four teams have become world champions in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia. Now Solar Team Eindhoven is moving from the outback closer to home, and we will take our vehicle onto the public roads in Europe.
Solar Team Eindhoven works independently from the market, this means we are completely free in what we do. This allows us to innovate faster - faster than the current mobility and energy market - in a shorter time. With a SHOW we create the future. We inspire the current market to accelerate the transition to a sustainable future - in mobility and energy.
You too can help create this sustainable future, and shape this tour through Europe to bring as many people as possible into the energy transition. So give some of your energy and sponsor a part of the route of the Solar Team!
Solar Team Eindhoven is a team of 22 enthusiastic and driven students from the Eindhoven University of Technology. We put our studies aside for 1.5 years to build a vehicle that runs entirely on the power of the sun. We work independently from the university and the market, this means that we are completely free in what we do. This allows us to innovate quickly in a short period of time and be 5 to 10 years ahead of the market. By creating innovative, energy-efficient solar vehicles, Solar Team Eindhoven inspires today's market and society to accelerate the transition to a sustainable future - in both mobility and energy.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Since 2012, we have been working on the most efficient and innovative solar-powered family cars. In 2013, we presented Stella: the world's first solar-powered four-seater. With Stella, we showed that solar cars are much closer to reality than previously thought. Stella Lux, Stella Vie and Stella Era followed in 2015, 2017 and 2019 respectively. With the Stella Family, we proved that it is possible to create a family car that runs solely on the energy of the sun.
The last four teams have proven themselves by winning the World Solar Challenge Cruiser Class four times in a row with a solar-powered family car. This year it is time for a new step within mobility. We are going to prove that it is possible to do more with the energy of the sun. Solar-powered mobility goes beyond driving, we can also live from it.
We believe that electric mobility is not a limitation, but rather that it provides endless possibilities. A future where sustainable mobility offers new opportunities by making efficient use of the sun's energy. We believe that the solution to the energy transition lies in the vehicles themselves. By using solar panels you are independent of the charging infrastructure. This allows you to go wherever you want. By using our greatest energy source, the sun, mobility goes beyond just driving.
By creating innovative, energy-efficient solar vehicles, we want to inspire the current market and society to accelerate the transition to a sustainable future - in both mobility and energy.