Author: Guillermo Gomez

  • Welcome to our new Friends sponsor AutoNation!

    As we transition from the 2014-2015 team generation to our future efforts, team members are hard at work on campus organizing meetings and introducing new members to our work and our legacy. Today we’ve gained a new Friends-level sponsor to help us in building this new team. AutoNation is the country’s largest automotive retailer and…

  • Thanks to Kipp & Zonen for sponsoring our team!

    We’d like to welcome a new Friends-level sponsor, Kipp & Zonen. We use a Kipp & Zonen SMP3 smart pyranometer to gather solar irradiance data and better characterize our array. Thanks for supporting our team! About Kipp & Zonen: Kipp & Zonen provides class-leading instruments for measuring solar radiation and atmospheric properties in Meteorology, Climatology, Hydrology,…

  • Stanford Solar Car Documentary!

    As promised, here’s the documentary about SSCP that was first screened on Monday! Titled Racing on Sunshine, it’s a fantastic, 45-minute video about Stanford Solar Car and our experience in the 2013 World Solar Challenge. Check it out when you have a chance!

  • Citizen Schools Tour

    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 with your solar cars, and…

  • Team Eindhoven and CalSol Teams Visit SSCP!

    Team Eindhoven and CalSol Teams Visit SSCP!

    A shout-out to Solar Team Eindhoven (STE) from the Netherlands and the CalSol – UC Berkeley Solar Vehicle Team for visiting us this past Thursday, September 18. We had so much fun meeting everybody and talking about our cars! Thanks Team Eindhoven for bringing Stella all the way from the Netherlands, and good luck on your…

  • The Team Meets two Presidents

    The Team Meets two Presidents

    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 Modern Tek News radio interview sought…

  • 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 strategically selected brands.

  • Selling Luminos Molds!

    Selling Luminos Molds!

    Are you interested in building your own solar car? Our team is looking to sell the fiberglass molds we used for Luminos to place 4th in the 2013 WSC. If you’re interested and would be willing to handle the logistics, contact the team at !

  • Luminos in the News

    On July 9th, we held a special event for the media and on July 12th we officially unveiled our new car, Luminos, to the public. In the days since, we have had several reporters visit us at our shop or on one of our test drives to take pictures, film video, or interview the team.…

  • 2013 Cross-Country Roadtrip to Aerodyn Wind Tunnel

    On Saturday, June 15th, the Stanford Solar Car Team embarked on an epic road trip to the Aerodyn wind tunnel in Mooresville, North Carolina. Here’s a summary of our week-long trip. After some serious last-minute work, the team left California and almost immediately ran into some van engine trouble while climbing the Sierras into Nevada.…