Citizen Schools Tour


Stanford Solar Car today gave a tour to 20 students from Joseph George Middle School in San Jose. These students are working on their own mini solar cars through the Citizen Schools program! Citizen Schools seeks to extend the learning day with unique hands-on learning experiences called apprenticeships. Good luck …

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CS Hyde Sponsorship

Big thanks to CS Hyde Company for its continued support of our solar car team!  CS Hyde has been a valuable Friends-level Sponsor since 2012, and we depend on their FEP Optically Clear Tape to help fasten our fairings to the vehicle in the extreme conditions of the Australian Outback. In …

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CoilCraft Sponsorship

Thanks to CoilCraft for joining us as a new Friends-level Sponsor! In their own words: As the most trusted name in RF & power magnetics, Coilcraft is committed to providing ECE students with a wide variety of resources to support their studies. In addition to free RF and power inductor samples, …

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The Team Meets two Presidents

Two Presidents Visit SSCP

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On Thursday, August 21st, our team welcomed President Alejandro Toledo of Peru, his wife Ms. Eliane Karp and advisors, Dr. Richard Swanson, founder of SunPower, and a few other guests to our shop in an historic outreach opportunity made possible by Labiba of Stanford’s KZSU radio station. This unique KZSU …

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A Farewell to Luminos Molds

Lifting Luminos molds onto truck bed

On Saturday, the team said goodbye to the Luminos molds. The molds came out of a generous sponsorship from Christensen Fiberglass Tooling. After receiving the molds in December 2012 and using them for composite layups, the team built Luminos, which placed 4th at the 2013 World Solar Challenge. Since then, Oregon High School Solar …

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Welcome to our Newest Friend Sponsors!

Thanks go out to CARiD and CashforCarsSanDiego, our team’s newest Friends-level sponsors. Check them out at our sponsors page! is an e-commerce retailer of auto parts and accessories catering to all types of automotive enthusiasts.  Located in Cranbury, New Jersey, offers more than 2 million products from 700 …

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SSCP’s first Open Garage Talk

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This last spring quarter, SSCP held its first ever Open Garage Talk at the Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Lab, entitled “Racing Through the Outback (Without Stopping for Gas)” on May 8th. Sponsors, faculty, friends, and others joined Solar Car team members in a celebration of the team’s 4th place finish at …

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Stanford Visits STMicroelectronics

SSCP and Luminos Visit STMicroelectronics

On May 19, SSCP visited our sponsors STMicroelectronics with Luminos, our 2013 car. STMicroelectronics is one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies, and supplied our team with STM32 microcontrollers for use in Luminos. These chips control many of the car’s electrical systems, from headlights to battery management. We brought Luminos …

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