About the Project
The 2018 American Solar Challenge continues Phoenix Solar Racing's history of excellence. The team will modify the venerable Phoenix to match the latest American Solar Challenge Regulations. This project will give students the chance to put their engineering knowledge to practice, learn from hands-on experience, and enjoy the challenge of building and racing a solar vehicle.
What is the American Solar Challenge?
The American Solar Challenge (ASC) is a multi-day, 1200-1800 mile cross-country road race across North America. The event is typically held every other year during the summer and is open to solar car teams from countries all over the world. The routes have varied greatly over the course of the event’s rich history, but they are always designed to provide teams with a great opportunity to demonstrate their solar cars under real world driving conditions and thoroughly test the reliability of all on-board systems.
To learn more about the American Solar Challenge, visit americansolarchallenge.org.
After many years and multiple different designs, we have finally landed on our next car: the Cygnus. The car will have 4 wheels and seat two people, making it our biggest engineering challenge to date. We strongly believe that solar energy can power not just our homes and offices, but also the next generation of efficient transportation. Our students are passionate about turning their engineering knowledge and ingenuity into a great vehicle, and we hope to show you more in the coming months.