NSIT SOLAR CAR CONCEPT
To build an advanced solar electric vehicle and
contribute to the research and development of
Netaji Subhas institute of Technology
• The team builds solar electric
vehicles for specific events over a
2 year cycle.
• The entire project is undertaken
in 3 phases- Designing, Fabrication
and Testing of the Vehicle.
• Along with the Electrical and
Mechanical Core Technical
Departments, there is also a
Marketing team which handles the
fundraising for the project and
• The projects are aimed for a
particular solar challenge in some
part of the world. The 1st one
went to SA and the 2nd one-
Australia- World Solar Challenge.
• The third and the present project
will participate in the American
Solar Challenge in June 2014.
Building the car, even though quite challenging, is relatively the easiest thing
to do. The tougher job is to acquire knowledge, co-ordinate with various
dept.s, fundraising and working together as a team.
While working for the team, the students acquire quite a few skillsets-
First-hand practical experience to use the theoretical knowledge that we gain
in college. Building a car and learning about the real-life application is very
valuable. The team has dedicated electrical and mechanical departments
which handle the entire functioning of the prototype car. From the feedback
system to the braking system, everything is hand-made in the vehicles.
This also helps students in gaining the skillsets needed to work in the relevant
industries eg- Automotive Industry.
Since it’s a prototype, the cost incurred is also very high and involves a large
amount of money. The fundraising team also has to work the year round to
ensure that the technical team can work without any other pressing issues on
their mind. Besides fundraising, they also handle the media coverage of the
team. This helps students in developing their communication skills and also
work together as a team.
• The project aims to further research in solar technology and
make solar electric vehicles practical in the future.
• The project also aims to promote the use of environment-
friendly and sustainable energy sources for energy needs.
With this aim in mind, the team participates in Renewable
Expos and Solar Expos after the car is completed.
• The team also undertakes outreach events in schools and
other places to promote engineering and solar technologies.
The car is also exhibited at the National Auto Expo.