Georgia Tech Solar Racing
Design. Build. Race.
Solar Racing is a Registered Student Organization of the Georgia Institute of Technology
Who are we?
A group of motivated students who are passionate about advancing vehicle technology through building solar-powered race cars.
Our team is comprised of roughly 70 students from over 14 disciplines, ranging from engineering and science to management.
We compete in the American Solar Challenge and Formula Sun Grand Prix against collegiate teams from across North America. We placed 6th in FSGP 2017 and won the Most Improved Award. We hope to continue growing in our successes.
Our first two cars were SJ-1 Endeavor, built in 2013, and SR-2 Odyssey. We are currently competing with our third car, SR-3 Endurance while we develop our first multi-occupant vehicle.
In short, what do we do?
Design solar cars.
Every GTSR vehicle since SJ-1 has been 100% designed, validated, and simulated by the student members. This provides a fantastic opportunity for engineering and science majors to develop their skills with real-world problems.
Build solar cars.
Every GTSR vehicle since SJ-1 has been fabricated and tested by the student members with minimal outside contract services. This hands-on approach significantly improves design-for-manufacturer skills while delivering a lower-cost, higher performing vehicle.
Race solar cars.
Our Strategy team utilizes detailed live telemetry along with cutting edge, in-house simulation and optimization software to determine best race strategy. With this, we can go faster for longer and adapt to constantly evolving situations.
GTSR regularly participates in events in-person in the Atlanta area and virtually to showcase what is possible with solar powered electric transportation and inspire the next generation.