The “Equipe Solar Brasil” (ESB) is a student team created in order to develop solar-powered boats which participate in
national and international rally competitions, such as the DONG Energy Solar Challenge and the Desafio Solar Brasil,
against teams representing the best Universities and Companies related to the area.
Some of the teams’ work is the development of vessel project, including the electrical, mechanical and propulsion
system, providing students with a professional experience and practice. The team also promotes eventual social
campaigns and has partnership with other teams and parts of the university, beyond the constant activities at the
Nautical Center of the UFRJ.