The TU Delft Solar Boat Team designs and develops hydrofoil boats powered purely and solely by solar energy. The hydrofoils lift the hull out of the water, decreasing water resistance drastically. As a result the boats can reach astounding speeds using the same amount of power as two mere water boilers.
With the new boat, the team competes in the Solar Sport One competition. The next edition will take start May 2018. Next to this, the team will compete in the Monaco Solar Boat Challenge in July 2018.
The TU Delft Solar Boat Team is completely run by students, of which the composition changes every year. This year, the 2018 team will design and build a complete new boat. The current team consists of 25 students from different faculties from the TU Delft. A part of these students has put their degree on hold for a year to work full time on the solar boat.