What is Solar Racing?

Since 1987, the American Solar Challenge has hosted college teams in a race of strategy, endurance, and cutting edge engineering. Participants must design and build a solar-electric vehicle that is powered entirely by solar cells embedded on the vehicle. The endurance race covers 1,700+ miles over several days in a Tour de France style multi-stage race. 

“Solar car team’s technologies are often ahead of their time in term of looking at next best generation of batteries, best solar panels, best motors and converters, things like that."

— J.B. Straubel, Co-Founder Tesla Motors

However, the competition embodies a greater objective than engineering prowess; it represents the awesome power and applicability of solar energy. Educating people about sustainable energy is revolutionizing our daily lives, and how it will be integrated in the years to come with cars and other modes of transport, is the cornerstone of our team’s mission.

 
 
THOMAS BRINCKMAN

Managing Director

DIYA BALAJI

Director of Operations

ALEXANDER SANDUCU

Chassis Lead

MARK ROMERO

Suspension Lead

ANTHONY SCALIA

Project Manager

PAVEENA SACHDEVA

Director of Marketing and Communication

BRADLEY MILLER

Simulations Lead

CHRISTIANNA KUZNETSOVA

Director of Finance and Accounting

DANIEL LOPEZ

Director of Media

CHRISTOPHER ENNIS

Aerodynamics and Composites

HASSAN AZMAT

Electrical Lead

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