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

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Platinum Sponsors

ANSYS is an American public company based in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. The company develops, markets and supports engineering simulation software used in creations ranging from rocket launches to mobile devices. Founded in 1970, ANSYS is now a global leader in engineering simulation, recognized as one of the world’s most innovative companies by publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.

UC Berkeley Alumni Donor

Coastal Enterprises is a fabrications material manufacturer has been an innovator and leading manufacturer of urethane products used for tooling, signage, model making, and many other applications. Their Precision Board High-Density Urethane Tooling Board and its companion products offer great characteristics and stability for tool making and machining while still being economical.

Ford is a multinational automaker based in Dearborn, Michigan. As a leader in automobile production, it aims to provide innovative transportation solutions. Since its founding in 1903, Ford has built iconic vehicles including Model T, F-series and Bronco as well as other products including radios, refrigerators and weather satellites.

General Motors (GM) is a multinational corporation based in Detroit, Michigan. It designs and manufactures vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services. Home to iconic vehicles like Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac, GM is redefining mobility and creating innovative solutions to promote a cleaner planet.

Linear Technology Corporation, now part of Analog Devices, is a company based in Milpitas, California. Since its founding in 1981, it has been designing, manufacturing and marketing high performance analog integrated circuits that bridge the analog world and digital electronics in a broad range of applications.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley is at the forefront of innovative technologies in the field, with research projects funded by NSF, governmental agencies and the industries located in the Bay Area and nearby Silicon Valley. It conducts research in a broad range of topics from automated manufacturing to computer mechanics.

Siemens is a German industrial manufacturing company with headquarters in Munich. Focused on the area of electrification, automation and digitalization, it is the world’s largest producer of energy-efficient and resource-saving technologies. The company plays a pioneering role in infrastructure and industry solutions.

Octillion is a company founded in 2009 by American and Chinese engineers with the goal of enabling the electrification of vehicles. Since then, Octillion has electrified 45,000 vehicles in China and India and acquired more than 270 patents with more than 1000 employees.

Patz Materials & Technologies is a company based in Benicia, California. It develops, manufactures and markets advanced composite materials and structures, with an emphasis on research and development. Patz Materials & Technologies generously sponsored us with prepregnated carbon fiber, film adhesives, and key technical support for Tachyon’s carbon fiber shell and composite monocoque.

Dassault Systemes is a French software company headquartered in Velizy-Villacoublay, France that produces 3D designs, 3D digital mockups and product lifecycle management software. The company uses 3D universe to imagine sustainable innovations for businesses and people that harmonize product, nature and life.

SolidWorks is a part of Dassault Systemes, a company that develops 3D design, 3D digital mock-up and product lifecycle management software. SolidWorks leads the global 3D computer-aided design (CAD) industry with its easy-to-use software.

Thao and Scott Matlock

Gold Sponsors

3M is a multinational corporation based in Maplewood, Minnesota. The company produces a variety of products ranging from adhesives, most notably Post-Its, to electronic circuits, and applies science in collaborative ways to improve daily lives.

Bay Area Circuits is a company based in Silicon Valley that has been a leading manufacturer of printed circuit boards for over 40 years. The company provides PCB manufacturing for design engineering firms in areas like commercial, industrial, and original equipment manufacturers.

Cadence is a pivotal leader in electronic design, building upon more than 30 years of computational software expertise. The company applies its underlying Intelligent System Design strategy to deliver software, hardware, and IP that turn design concepts into reality.

DUNA-USA is a worldwide market leader in production and development of foams, chemicals and equipment and instruments supporting the production or application of foams and chemicals. Since its founding in 2001, it has provided its products to leading American engineering companies.

The Engineering Student Council at UC Berkeley aims to represent the engineering student body, support engineering societies and promote a community of collaboration between students, faculties, societies and the College of Engineering.

Kreysler & Associates is a manufacturer based in American Canyon, CA that is a leader in the use of composite materials in construction. Since its establishment in 1982, the company has worked with internationally known artists, architects and engineers to build blockbuster movie sets and rehabilitate landmark historic buildings around the US. 

Lucid Motors is a manufacturer with headquarters in Newark, California that designs electric vehicles and automotive technology. They remain dedicated to both high performance and luxury alongside sustainability, encouraging innovation in the automotive industry to reach a future of sustainable and exceptional mobility. Since its founding in 2007, it has already become a leader in electric vehicle manufacturing.

Rockwell Collins is a multinational aerospace corporation headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It provides avionics and information technology systems and services to government agencies and aircraft manufacturers. Since its founding, the company has been redefining the aerospace through intelligent solutions.

Sunpower is an energy company based in Silicon Valley. It designs and manufactures solar panels for use in residential, commercial and utility solar energy markets. Since its founding in 1985, it has been a leader in global solar innovation and offers the world’s highest efficiency solar panels. 

Silver Sponsors

Matthew and Sherry Frank

Bronze Sponsors


Alexander Ko
AMU Engineering
Aric Rusk
Barbara Labuskes
Ben Winston
Benjamin Chen
Bud Industries
Carl Bass
Charles Huang
Chenliu Lu
Christopher Puffer
Clara and Finbarr Crispie
Cookson Doors
Eatone Cheng
Hichen & Dorra Sellami
Holly Ubellacker
Jack He
Jerry Ghirardo
Jiangwei Li
John Green / An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
Kathleen MooreBishop
Kechuan Tu
Kevin Li
Leland Au
Mad Hippie
Marie Durquet
Morrison Graf
8M Solar
Oliver Max
Philip Stump
Quilian Yang
Rafael Send
Reher Family
Rislone USA
Sophia Chou
Spencer Quong
Staci Pastis
Stephanie Taylor
Stephen Ryu
Steven Rhodes
Texas Almet
The Yang Family
Yan Wu
Yuchen Wang

Adopt-A-Cell Donors

CalSol ran a crowdfunding campaign to help fundraise for our 10th Generation vehicle, Excalibur. 

As part of our fundraising campaign, we ran an Adopt-a-Cell campaign. We thank the following donors for adopting a solar cell!