40+ interdisciplinary team members
2 year design cycle
100% solar powered
preparing to compete in the ASC 2019
Who we are
UBC Solar is an interdisciplinary, student-led team dedicated to the designing and racing of solar-powered vehicles. Our team is a community of undergraduates, graduates, professors, alumni, and industry professionals with diverse academic backgrounds. Our strong belief in collaboration fosters an environment for peer mentoring, technical innovation, and professional development. As students, we learn how to build our ideas. It is through our drive to be perpetual learners and teachers that we hope to showcase our commitment to sustainability and innovation within the automotive industry.
Formula Sun grand prix
The Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) is an annual track race that is held on grand prix or road style closed courses. This unique style of solar car racing is open to teams from around the world and truly tests the limits of the vehicles in handling curves, braking, and acceleration. On years when the American Solar Challenge (ASC) is held, FSGP serves as the qualifier race for this competition. We are planning on attending the 2019 FSGP, check out their website here: http://americansolarchallenge.org/about/formula-sun-grand-prix/