15 YEARS OF SOLAR POWER
Founded in 2004, the SIUE Solar Car Team has continuously been striving to build a better, faster, and more efficient solar car. Through engineering and business students alike, the team is comprised of like-minded and innovative individuals preparing to compete the Formula Sun Grand Prix in 2019.
The SIUE Solar Car Team has participated in several racing events. In the 2015 Formula Sun Grand Prix, our solar car drove over 225 miles on the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. We placed Top Ten in 2017 Formula Sun Grand Prix , we finished first in the grandfathered class in the 2018 Formula Sun Grand Prix, and for the first time in 14 years, we participated in the 2018 American Solar Challenge!
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Through donations and sponsorships, we are able to research new technologies, develop engineering fabrication and design skills, and most importantly, build a solar car. The SIUE Solar Car Team is conducting ongoing research in fabrication, electric motor efficiency and speed testing. Competing in competitions such as the Formula Sun, allows us to showcase all of our hard work.
Our solar car team participates in a number of public and community outreach events. These events allow us to share our knowledge of solar power and emerging technologies to children, young adults, and the general public. These opportunities also allow us to promote our amazing sponsors.
Driver Support Director
Assistant Project Director
Financial Advisor & Lab Manager
Computer Science Advisor
These photos show the amazing and dedicated work of the SIUE Solar Car Team. Click on a photo to enlarge the image.