TECNICO SOLAR BOAT
Institut Supérieur Technique
We are a group of students of one of the top engineering universities in Portugal, Instituto Superior Técnico (Universidade de Lisboa) and date back from late 2015 when a group of students just like us felt a need to be part of a project related to the nautical engineer. We have since competed 4 times in MCSEBC with the goal in mind of developing our practical engineers’ side and promote green sustainability. Having 2 solar prototypes in our record we are now building a brand new solar prototype and hydrogen-powered prototype as part of the challenge presented by the MCSEBC organization in the last presential event in 2019.
SR03 is the third and best solar boat prototype ever designed and built by TSB, we made it more reliable, faster and optimized maneuverability and foiling. The hull is designed to fit a T-Set of hydrofoils, while a bigger propulsion column allows a closed-circuit cooling system, that ensures all the most prone to overheating electrical and mechanical components stay cool. A double helix propulsion for high speed allows for increased efficiency and to reduce the blades size.