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Solar Car Challenge at UC Merced

Solar Car Challenge 2020 is postponed until further notice!

Solar Car Challenge 

CalTeach and the student chapter of Solar Energy Association at UC Merced is excited to host UC Merced’s first annual Solar Car Challenge. The one-day event brings students, faculty, and families together for a day of car racing and solar fun!

What is the Solar Car Challenge?

The Solar Car Challenge is a solar car race that takes place at UC Merced. This event introduces solar energy and engineering design applications to participating students. Teachers who attend one of our Solar Car Trainings are eligible to sign up student teams.  Students will have the opportunity to engage in creativity and work in teams to build their solar car prior to the day of the race. On the day of the race, students who are part of a registered team, come to UC Merced and race against students from other teams. This year's race will take place on April 4th at UC Merced. 

 Click here to see the Solar Car Challenge timeline!


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