Green Mountain Engineering

CalSol welcomes its newest sponsor, Green Mountain Engineering. If you would like to support CalSol, please visit the Sponsorship page. As part of the university, all donations are tax-deductible. Plus, we offer some great perks!

NASC regulations

Exciting news! The NASC 2008 regulations have been released with some major rule changes. Most notably, the driver must be sitting at an angle of at most 27 degrees. Consequently, we are in the process of redesigning the chassis and other components of our car in compliance of the new rules. We should be begin construction of the car by the end of spring semester. 

Solar Car Simulations

CalSol is currently finishing the design stage of our newest car and preparing for construction. The team has spent literally hundreds of hours designing and running simulations and is ready to make this new solar car a reality.

Lexus Commercial with CalSol

CalSol’s Beam Machine is in the new Lexus Hybrid TV commercial! Check out our photo gallery from the filming and see the commercial itself!

NASC 2005 coverage

Read about CalSol’s experience in the North American Solar Challenge 2005 here and check out all the pictures in the photo gallery.

NASC photos

We’ve posted some of the photos we took during NASC 2005.

2nd Place in Class

Beam Machine has successfully completed all 2494 miles of the 2005 North American Solar Challenge, scoring CalSol 2nd place in the Stock Class, 25 minutes away from 1st. Thanks to all of our sponsors for making this possible!

Winnipeg Checkpoint

Beam Machine has made it all the way to the Winnipeg, MB stage stop of the North American Solar Challenge 2005! Check the standings here, and follow our progress via GPS.

FSGP photos

We’ve posted our latest photos from the Formula Sun Grand Prix 2005! Check them out in the photo gallery.

Formula Sun Results

CalSol has placed 3rd in Stock Class in the Formula Sun Grand Prix 2005, completing 175 laps totalling 368 miles! We will be home in Berkeley in a few days and should have plenty of pictures. Go Bears!