The University of Kentucky Solar Car team is an independent, student-led organization that operates on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY through the College of Engineering. The team was formed in 1999 – nearly 15 years ago, and is one the largest, thriving, student engineering organizations on campus. With a large and active student body, the team works during the school year to construct solar vehicles. Our team also participates in national competitions which include the Formula Sun Grand Prix, hosted by the American Solar Challenge. In addition, our team brings the vehicle around the Commonwealth of Kentucky to inform and spread the awareness of efficient alternative energies throughout different communities.
To finance, design, build, and race solar-powered cars while developing our Team Members through practical experience and educating the community about alternative energy.
We strive to continuously improve our vehicle in these areas:
We develop these skills in our Team Members:
- Work Ethic
We will spread alternative energy awareness:
- Throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky in an effort to inspire students to pursue careers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) fields.