This summer the Oregon State University Solar Vehicle Team (OSUSVT) competed in the American Solar Challenge (ASC) and Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP). The FSGP is a three day track race that was held this year at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX. Universities from around the world competed in the event including teams from Iran, Porto Rico, and Canada. The biannual American Solar Challenge is an eight day journey across the United States. Our vehicle drove across seven states from Austin, TX to Minneapolis, MN powered almost exclusively by the sun.
The OSUSVT placed second out of the 20 competing teams in the FSGP and 6th out of the original 10 competitors in the ASC. In addition the OSUSVT took home the inspector awards for safety and teamwork, making this the third consecutive year the group has been recognized for it's assistance to other teams.
Stay up to date on our team by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, or viewing our photos on Flickr. A live stream of our journey home updates every minute while we have reception. A full sized version can be found here.