University of Kentucky
Solar Car Team
The University of Kentucky Solar Car Team designs, manufactures, and races competitive solar vehicles while providing our engineers and multi-disciplinary students with much-needed hands-on experience outside of their demanding course load, all while contributing to STEM outreach in the Bluegrass region.
The University of Kentucky Solar Car team is an independent, student-led organization that operates on the campus of UK. With a large and active student body, the team works during the school year to design and construct solar vehicles, which are used in STEM outreach, and to compete in national solar car competitions which include the Formula Sun Grand Prix and the American Solar Challenge.
The University of Kentucky Solar Car Team has been building and racing solar cars since 1999. Our current car, Gato del Sol V, was completed in 2014 and has raced in both the Formula Sun Grand Prix and the American Solar Challenge. UKSC is now building the next iteration of our solar car, Gato del Sol VI, which will be completed in 2018.