Stanford Solar Car Project


Vital Statistics

Team Name:

Stanford Solar Car Project


Stanford University


United States of America

WSC Class:

2013 Challenger

Static Scrutineering:


Dynamic Scrutineering:

Lap time: 2:07.78

Grid Position: 3

Stanford Solar Car Project

Car name: Luminos

Daily Event Results

  Pos Arrival
Kms from
Day 1 4th 12:50:00 Katherine 321
Day 2 4th 13:01:00 Tennant Creek 988
Day 3 4th 15:06:00 Kulgera 1766
Day 4 4th 14:38:00 Glendambo 2432
Day 5 4th 16:31:00 Finish of Timing 2998
Day 6 4th 16:31:00 Thursday 3020
Day 7 4th 16:31:00 Thursday 3020

* All times and distances posted are provisional and subject to change. Final results will be posted when authorized by the Chief Time Keeper

About Stanford Solar Car Project

The World Solar Challenge is the culminating experience of our team's year and a half long design and manufacturing cycle. The World Solar Challenge is an opportunity for our team to race our student designed car in the world's most competitive solar car race. At the same time, the World Solar Challenge allows our team to meet with other students and engineers from around the globe who share a common interest in automotive racing technology, sustainable energy, and hands on engineering. Meeting other teams who are working to solve the same problems gives our group a chance to share experiences.

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Design Philosophy

Founded in 1989, the Stanford Solar Car Project is an entirely student-run, non-profit organisation fueled by its members’ passion for environmentally sustainable technology. Our team has three design goals. We work to develop a vehicle that gives students as much hands on experience with cutting edge technologies as possible. We design vehicles that serve to lead and promote sustainable energy in the automotive industry. We are also making race reliability one of our top three design goals this cycle.

We provide a unique opportunity for Stanford students to gain valuable hands-on engineering and business experience while raising community awareness of clean energy vehicles. Members usually join SSCP as undergraduates with little to no engineering background and gradually build their knowledge while working on a vehicle. Coordinating a project of this magnitude also requires considerable management and planning, allowing students to develop these vital business skills in an engineering environment.