Our team is an entirely student run project team that designs, builds, and races the world's fastest solar vehicles. With four engineering divisions; mechanical, electrical, aerodynamics, and strategy, as well as operations and business divisions, our team brings together students from a multitude of backgrounds and disciplines to work together towards a common goal: win the 2016 American Solar Challenge. 



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Our Legacy

Our team is an entirely student-run organization that designs, builds and races world-class solar vehicles. We compete at both the National and International level, and since our establishment in 1990, we have built 13 vehicles. We have won the American Solar Challenge nine times, placed third in the World Solar Challenge five times, and won our first international championship in the inaugural Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge.

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Races

American Solar Challenge Championship Titles

1990 / 1993 / 2001 / 2005 / 2008 / 2010 / 2012 / 2014 / 2016

World Solar Challenge Podium Finishes

1990 / 2001 / 2005 / 2009 / 2011

Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge Championship Title

2015

 

AURUM SPECIFICATIONS

Weight– 600 lbs
Dimensions– 4.88 m by 1.52 m by 1.07 m
Array– 1500W SunPower Mono-Si
Battery Pack–  5kWh Li-Ion
Motor– 1.8kW Marand
Wheels– Four 16'' Rims- Bridgestone
Chassis– Carbon Fiber Monocoque

RACES

1ST  | 2016 American Solar Challege
4TH | 2015 World Solar Challenge

DESIGN IMPROVEMENT FOCUSES

Aerodynamic efficiency
Solar energy collection increases
Weather modeling advancements