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Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky

UK Solar Car

  • PEIK technically advises and financially supports the University of Kentucky Solar Car Team
  • Multidisciplinary very large engineering team of students
    • designs and construct solar vehicles
    • supports STEM outreach at school and public fairs
    • competes in national solar car events such as
      • Formula Sun Grand Prix
      • American Solar Challenge
  • Provides hands-on opportunities for engineering and allows students to develop and demonstrate their communication, creativity, and technical skills
  • Long tradition at UK: the team currently operates and maintains a 5th generation vehicle Gato Del Sol V and works on developing the 6th generation vehicle with very ambitious objectives.