• The American Solar Challenge is a multi-day, cross-country endurance event which takes place every other year in the United States.

The Challenges

The American Solar Challenge is a competition to design, build, and drive solar-powered cars in a cross-country time/distance rally event. Teams compete over a 1,500-2,000 mile course between multiple cities across the country. The event has had over two decades of organized events in North America.

The Formula Sun Grand Prix is a track event that is held on grand prix or road style closed courses. This unique style of raycing truly test the limits of solar cars in handling curves, braking, and acceleration. Strategy applied during these three day events is different than what is applied on the cross-country event.

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American Solar Challenge 2018 Entries

Today is the official due date for the ASC/FSGP 2018 entry package (fees and paperwork, see pre-event status page for details) and preliminary design reports. As

ASC 2018 Regulations – Rev. B Published

The latest revision of the 2018 American Solar Challenge regulations can be found on the regulations page. Please see revision B. Teams interested in the

Photos from UT Austin – FSGP 2017

Our friend and host, UT Austin, recently sent a link to their Flickr album containing photos from the 2017 Formula Sun Grand Prix. Have a

An Article by the Austin,TX NPR

Earlier in the week, we were visited by journalists who were interested in getting a closer look at the event here in Austin, TX. They

FSGP 2017 Public Day – Solar Car Workshop

This Saturday, during the Public Day of the 2017 Formula Sun Grand Prix, we will be bringing back a favorite of attendees in the past,