The Northwestern University Solar Car Team (NUsolar) is an undergraduate student organization that designs, builds, and races solar-powered vehicles. Our mission is to advance the education and career preparation of Northwestern students by providing hands-on project management, design, and manufacturing experience, while also providing an outlet for students to showcase their skills and commitment to potential employers. By demonstrating the feasibility of solar power, we also promote sustainability and raise awareness of alternative energy in the community.
Since our founding in 1997, we have built six cars and competed in over 10 races. Universities from all around the world participate in these races, providing students with opportunities to not only compete, but learn how to design a better car from one another.
The team is currently building its seventh solar car, SC7, to compete in the upcoming American Solar Challenge and Formula Sun Grand Prix. SC7’s design reflects the distillation of years of knowledge and experience into a car that represents the next step in developing market-ready solar vehicle applications.
We are Driven by Innovation, Fueled by the Sun, Funded by You. Thank you for your support.