The UK’s longest running solar car team
Our story begins in 2002 when a group of students at Durham University decided it is time to develop a solar powered car. Ironically they chose to do so in arguably one of the coldest and wettest places on earth in the North of England. Undeterred, they pursued their dream and handed the baton down through successive generations to ensure their goals would never dissipate.
As a team, we have always recognised our solar car is so much more than an engineering marvel. Our world is facing an age of unbelievable change and momentum particularly in our climate. With global temperatures continuing to push ever higher, we all must accept responsibility for pushing towards a more sustainable future.
The total amount of energy available at the Earth’s surface from solar power exceeds the total power consumption of our planet by roughly a factor of 1,500. Harnessing this power is an unbelievable opportunity.
Take a look below at our timeline to find out more about where we have come from and where we are headed. You’ll also be able to see the strategy that underpins everything we do and our executive team for the forthcoming year.
The last 15 years have been an incredible journey for us. However, we are just getting started.
Provide a powerful educational platform to inspire the next generation of engineers, entrepreneurs and others who dare to think different.
Raise public awareness of how innovative British engineering in solar power, renewable technologies and electric drive can leave the world better than we found it.
Leading the world in innovation and engineering excellence, creating the most efficient, fastest and most advanced solar electric vehicles ever seen.