Stanford Solar Car Project | Designing, building, and racing solar-powered vehicles
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Founded in 1989, the Stanford Solar Car Project is an entirely student-run, non-profit organization fueled by its members’ passion for environmentally sustainable technology. We provide a unique opportunity for Stanford students to gain valuable hands-on engineering and business experience while raising community awareness of clean energy vehicles. Every two years, the team designs, builds and races a solar car across the Australian Outback in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.

In 2013, our team finished 4th overall and we were North America’s No. 1 team. In 2015, we cut our time behind the leading team in half and are more competitive than ever going into the next race.

Our Team

Our Team

Our team is composed of an amazing group of innovators and problem solvers. Learn more about the individuals working on our next car and what they are focusing on.


Our Cars

Our Cars

From Arctan to Xenith, our project has produced a number of unique and impressive vehicles. Take a closer look at what we’ve built and the technologies that powered them.

Our Sponsors

Our Sponsors

Our Sponsors make everything that we do possible. They are organizations and individuals who see the value in renewable energy and providing a platform for the next generation of engineers and business leaders.

No. 1

American Team in 2013


Solar Powered Miles


Cars Built


Years Since Founding