CalSol wishes to thank its loyal sponsors. Their monetary and material contributions are crucial in allowing CalSol to operate. Please take note of their support for engineering students and alternative energy sources and take the time to visit their sites.

Through CalSol students are able to expand their engineering skills by working on the construction of a vehicle through all stages of development. The generous contributions of our sponsors allow growth of students as engineers and indicate a commitment to education and the environment.

To find more information on becoming a sponsor, please visit our Sponsorship Information page. Families interested in contributing to CalSol should look into our Adopt-a-Cell Program.


Volkswagen Group of America

CalSol proudly announces its partnership with Volkswagen starting in the summer of 2010! Volkswagen Group of America not only has been supporting us financially but also offering us their technical expertise. Our contacts at the Volkswagen Electronics Research Laboratory have been very helpful and resourceful to our team, and we sincerely thank them for all of the help we have received from them. Thank you Volkswagen!

Linear Technology


CalSol would like to thank Kreysler & Associates for its continued generous in-kind donations---the styrofoam molds of Zephyr's shell! Without Kreysler's help, CalSol would not be able to finish the shell. Here we offer our most sincere gratitude to Kreysler: thank you for your support!

Kreysler & Associates


SunPower Corporation is a leading innovator in commercial high-efficiency silicon solar cells. CalSol has been using SunPower cells since 2005, and this year, SunPower donated solar cells for us to install on the array of our upcoming vehicle, Zephyr. 393 of their 22.5% efficient monocrystalline silicon C60 Bin J cells will be used to power Zephyr.



Novarm Diptrace is a professional PCB design tool. CalSol has used donated Diptrace licences for the design of all of the printed circuit boards used in the electrical system of our newest car.


Quad/Graphics is a leading global provider of print and related products and services designated to provide integrated multichannel solutions to marketers and publishers in North America, Latin America and Europe. Print products include direct mail, retail inserts, consumer magazines, special interest publications, catalogs, books, directories, commercial & specialty, and in-store marketing. Visionary leadership, combined with a commitment to continually invest in industry leading technology and innovation, ensures exemplary quality and solutions for clients. Quad/Graphics is headquartered in Sussex, WI, and has more than 25,000 employees worldwide.

Recurrent Energy

Recurrent Energy is a leading solar project developer and generating company providing clean electricity to utilities and large energy buyers.


Associated Students of the University of California, Berkeley

The Associated Students of the University of California, Berkeley provides CalSol with student services and funding through ESC.


Airtech International is the world's largest manufacturer of vacuum bagging and composite tooling materials for prepreg/autoclave, resin infusion and wet lay-up, Airtech Advanced Materials Group has served the Aerospace, Marine, Windpower, Automotive, Racing and General Composites Industries since 1973.

Bay Area Circuits

Bay Area Circuits is a PCB fabrication service located in Fremont. They helped us fabricate many of our PCBs, which includes the dashboard, the motor controller controllers, the accelerator and brake pedal interfaces, the battery monitoring system, telemetry system, and maximum power point trackers.

Clean Coalition

The Clean Coalition is making clean local energy accessible now. They accelerate the transition to local energy systems through innovative policies and programs that deliver cost-effective renewable energy, strengthen local economies, foster environmental sustainability, and provide energy resilience.

Diamond Antenna

Diamond Antenna provided CalSol with a selection of high-gain radio antennas and hardware to improve the team's communications. This equipment facilitated long-range radio contact between CalSol's support vehicles and improved the transmission of voice and data between the solar car and the chase vehicle.


LEMO supplies CalSol with aerospace-grade electrical connectors designed for durability, reliability and light weight. Their precision connectors facilitate the quick assembly and disassembly of Zephyr's electronic systems, and provide weathertight interfaces for the controls, data buses and illumination systems.


Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors. The company has provided us with many useful chips and parts and development kits for our electrical system.


StarLink is a leader in digital printing, delivering fast and dependable printing solutions. They have donated the decals on our cars.

VCA Antech

VCA Antech is the leading provider of pet health care services in the country with a nationwide clinical laboratory system and over 600 free-standing animal hospitals in 41 U.S. states and Canada. They donated to us several servers for use in our IT team.

Revchem composites makes composites for various purposes such as aircrafts and surfing. Revchem donated duratec and primer used on our molds.

FK Rod Ends makes rod ends and spherical bearings. They donated us free rod ends used in our suspension.

Huntington Bank is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. With $57 billion in assets, Huntington is among the top 1% of banks in the country ranked by size. The bank was established in 1866 and currently employs 11,700 associates among 600 offices in 18 states serving 1.3 million customers.

Zephyrtronics provides hot-air reflow solutions for prototyping, R&D, and low-volume PCB assembly for industry-standard SMD and BGA processes. Zephyrtronics equipment has played a role in the prestigious Mars Rover program and other prestigious programs around the world.


Sponsorship Levels

LevelSize of GiftBenefits
Platinum $30,000+ Logo on solar car (Large)
Logo on trailer (Large)
Logo on T-Shirts (Large)
Logo on chase vehicle (Large)
Website page regarding our partnership
Everything included below
Gold $15,000 - $29,999 CalSol sponsored college recruitment fairs
All advertised logos (Medium)
Everything included below
Silver $5,000 -$14,999 Logo on solar car (Small)
Logo on trailer (Small)
Logo on T-shirts (Small)
Logo on website
Access to our Résumé Book
Bronze $1000 - $4,999 Logo on website
Logo on solar car (Small)
Blog post regarding our partnership
Friends <$1,000Name and website link

Disclaimer: Sponsorship benefits are CalSol's way of thanking its supporters. Sponsorships do not imply contractual agreements, unless otherwise negotiated.