Bath company, Custom Composite to Host MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team
BATH, Maine -- Custom Composite Technologies, Inc. (CCTI), a locally-owned small business in Bath, Maine, will host the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Solar Vehicle Electric Team (SVET) in the production of their newest solar car. The MIT SVET is a student-run organization that designs, builds, and races solar cars in domestic and international challenges.
The MIT SVET is currently designing and building a four-wheeled car to compete in the Formula Sun Grand Prix 2015 this July. They aim to be more competitive by designing a solar vehicle with a composite chassis, allowing for more flexibility and a lighter load. CCTI has built the molds from the students’ design for this year’s entry and will open its door for the MIT SVET students to fabricate the car body with state of the art composite materials.
“Working with such a talented group of college students for the second year in a row is both rewarding and inspirational,” Steve Hassett, founder of Custom Composite Technologies said. “This project highlights the importance and utility of composite materials to new products and emerging industries. “ The current vehicle, yet to be named, will be the team’s first 4-wheeled car. Their past solar vehicle, Valkyrie, was also built at Custom Composite.
Custom Composite Technologies is a pioneer in advanced composite technology and creates customized, high performance solutions for industries and individuals. CCTI projects span industries from architecture to alternative energy and amusement parks/recreation to robotics and automation. CCTI proudly joins MIT SVET sponsors such as Ford, Apple, and Dropbox.