Ever since 2012 solar boat SOLAR takes part in different competitions. Apart from this the team challenges themselves to endurance sailing by which they’ve sailed from the Netherlands to Monaco on several occasions. Solar boat SOLAR is build in such a way that it can participate in both single manned competitions as well as double manned. It has solar panels on top who’s energy is stored in a battery pack.
During its first ever competition SOLAR crowned itself champion during the DONG Energy Solar Challenge 2012. A year after it participated in an endurance race organised by a Polish technical faculty where it came in second. During the DONG Energy Solar Challenge 2014 SOLAR managed to come in third even though it had technical difficulties. Entries in Monaco’s Solar1 2014 and 2015 let to respectively a fifth and fourth place. The Dutch Solar Challenge 2016 saw SOLAR take water due to strong winds which resulted in a did not finish. During the post Solar1 event Electric & Solar Boat Challenge 2017 in Monaco SOLAR one again claimed fourth position.