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.
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!
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!
CalSol genuinely thanks Panasonic for its support and providing us with 1500 state-of-the-art battery cells! We are currently working on the packs, and it never ceases to amuse us how beautiful these cells are. Thanks again Panasonic!
CalSol wants to thank Advanced Circuits for their consistent support over the years. AC has been fabricating all of CalSol's printed circuit boards free of charge, relieving CalSol from the tremendous stress due to production. Thank you again Advanced Circuits!
CalSol is humbled to announce its partnership with Linear Technology starting in April 2011! In addition to donating useful battery monitoring boards to us, LT has recently begun to support us with monetary donations as well. CalSol is very excited about this new partnership and wishes to thank Linear Technology for this wonderful opportunity!
The Engineering Student Council represents, connects and provides services to engineering student organizations within UC Berkeley. CalSol is a registered organization member of ESC and recieves funding from them as a subsidiary of the ASUC.
The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), headquartered in Sutardja Dai Hall focuses on creating information technology solutions to pressing societal issues. CITRIS has provided funding for our project and access to their supercomputer clusters on campus.
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 is a leading solar project developer and generating company providing clean electricity to utilities and large energy buyers.
Solidworks creates 3D modeling software used for engineering applications. The company has donated software licences of SolidWorks which the team uses to model and run FEA on all of the mechanical parts used in the car.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- CalSol also wishes to thank these following Friends, who have donated, helped out, or otherwise contributed to the progress of building Zephyr!
- Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co.
- Andy's Auto Sport
- American Council On Renewable Energy
- DigiKey Electronics
- Garner Heat Treat, Inc
- Gigavac Advanced Switching Solutions
- GitHub, Inc
- Green Mountain Engineering
- Lotos Technology
- Patz Materials and Technology
- Solar Universe, South San Francsisco
- Speed Graphics
- Terminal Manufacturing
|Level||Size of Gift||Benefits|
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
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||<$1,000||Name and website link|
Disclaimer: Sponsorship benefits are CalSol's way of thanking its supporters. Sponsorships do not imply contractual agreements, unless otherwise negotiated.