American Solar Challenge

Ages:Undergraduate, Graduate

Type:Performance

Categories:energy, engineering, STEM

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

The American Solar Challenge is a competition to design, build, and drive solar-powered cars in a cross-country time/distance rally event. Teams compete over a 1,500-2,000 mile course between multiple cities across the country in a series of stages. The event has had over two decades of organized events in North America.

Collegiate student teams must build and then race cars powered completely by the sun. The team that completes the pre-defined route in the lowest overall elapsed time will win the challenge. The Formula Sun Grand Prix serves as a qualifier for the American Solar Challenge.

All teams that wish to enter a solar car in the American Solar Challenge (ASC) must ensure that car complies with all event regulations. Before any solar car is allowed to race, it must first pass a series of rigorous technical inspections called Scrutineering. See the competition's website for full regulations.
American Solar Challenge Single Occupant Vehicle 1st Place

Team Award.

Fastest overall time in the single occupant vehicle class at the American Solar Challenge.

American Solar Challenge Single Occupant Vehicle 2nd Place

Team Award.

Second overall fastest time in the American Solar Challenge.

American Solar Challenge Single Occupant Vehicle 3rd Place

Team Award.

Third overall fastest time in a single occupant vehicle for the American Solar Challenge race.

American Solar Challenge Multi-Occupant Vehicle 1st Place

Team Award.

First overall fastest time in a multi-occupant vehicle for the American Solar Challenge.

American Solar Challenge Multi-Occupant Vehicle 2nd Place

Team Award.

Second overall fastest time in a multi-occupant vehicle at the American Solar Challenge

American Solar Challenge Multi-Occupant Vehicle 3rd Place

Team Award.

Third overall fastest time in a multi-occupant vehicle at the American Solar Challenge.

American Solar Challenge Participation

Team Award.

This award recognizes students for participating in the American Solar Challenge race and is available for all students who participated to gain ICS badge points and recognition for their work.

Website: http://americansolarchallenge.org/

Managing Organization: Innovators Educational Foundation

Contact:

ascinfo@americansolarchallenge.org

Entry Fee: $7,500 USD

This competition is open to students in Undergraduate, Graduate.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The American Solar Challenge is a competition to design, build, and drive solar-powered cars in a cross-country time/distance rally event. Teams compete over a 1,500-2,000 mile course between multiple cities across the country in a series of stages. The event has had over two decades of organized events in North America.

Process

Collegiate student teams must build and then race cars powered completely by the sun. The team that completes the pre-defined route in the lowest overall elapsed time will win the challenge. The Formula Sun Grand Prix serves as a qualifier for the American Solar Challenge.

Criteria

All teams that wish to enter a solar car in the American Solar Challenge (ASC) must ensure that car complies with all event regulations. Before any solar car is allowed to race, it must first pass a series of rigorous technical inspections called Scrutineering. See the competition's website for full regulations.

Awards

American Solar Challenge Single Occupant Vehicle 1st Place

Team Award.

Fastest overall time in the single occupant vehicle class at the American Solar Challenge.

American Solar Challenge Single Occupant Vehicle 2nd Place

Team Award.

Second overall fastest time in the American Solar Challenge.

American Solar Challenge Single Occupant Vehicle 3rd Place

Team Award.

Third overall fastest time in a single occupant vehicle for the American Solar Challenge race.

American Solar Challenge Multi-Occupant Vehicle 1st Place

Team Award.

First overall fastest time in a multi-occupant vehicle for the American Solar Challenge.

American Solar Challenge Multi-Occupant Vehicle 2nd Place

Team Award.

Second overall fastest time in a multi-occupant vehicle at the American Solar Challenge

American Solar Challenge Multi-Occupant Vehicle 3rd Place

Team Award.

Third overall fastest time in a multi-occupant vehicle at the American Solar Challenge.

American Solar Challenge Participation

Team Award.

This award recognizes students for participating in the American Solar Challenge race and is available for all students who participated to gain ICS badge points and recognition for their work.

Participate

Website: http://americansolarchallenge.org/

Managing Organization: Innovators Educational Foundation

Contact:

ascinfo@americansolarchallenge.org

Entry Fee: $7,500 USD

This competition is open to students in Undergraduate, Graduate.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.