Our Mission: We build solar-powered vehicles to compete in races across the nation, advocate for sustainable technology, and promote learning and interdisciplinary cooperation for students throughout the university.
About Us: KU Solar Car is a student-led organization at the University of Kansas that started in November 2017. Our goals are to develop solar-powered vehicles that raise awareness of clean energy, participate in international solar car competitions, and demonstrate technological efficiency paired with interdisciplinary
cooperation. The team is currently working to develop KU’s first to-scale solar-powered electric vehicle. Our team consists of students representing a diverse set of academic majors organized to facilitate individual growth in hands-on engineering, business development, and project management. The team would appreciate your support to not only develop well-rounded students but also serve as educators on the value of clean technology at KU.
Our Goal: Our goal for 2020 is to race in the Formula Sun Grand Prix. The race includes university solar car teams from across the country competing in a grand prix format, where the goal is to complete the most laps in three days with only solar energy. The race tests a car's durability and performance and passing it earns the team a ticket to the 2020 American Solar Challenge (ASC).
To thank you for making a gift at our KU Solar Car Supporter level, please accept our exclusive invitation to tour our workshop, along with getting our thank you video and being listed on the donor wall.
To thank you for your generous gift at our KU Solar Car Patron level, we will send you an invitation to our donor thank-you event next year. We will also send you the thank you email and video and list you on our donor wall.
To show our sincerest appreciation for your generous gift of $1,000 (or more) at our KU Solar Car V.I.P. level, we will send you an invitation to sit inside of the solar car along with a thank you email and video from our team.