JU Solar Team

Jönköping University Solar Team

Countdown to Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

The race is on!

Best of luck to JU Solar Team!

Our vision

One team, through creative engineering building a competitive solar car, crossing Australia and challenging the world in Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. We want to contribute to sustainability, innovation and a source of inspiration for younger generation.

Our challenge

The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is the world’s biggest solar-powered car race. It started in 1987 and takes place every other year. In the competition, teams from all over the world are going to drive 3022 kilometers from the north to the south of Australia – from Darwin to Adelaide.

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Our solar car

This year, we have chosen to build on the same concept as Solveig. Our design for 2019 is calculated to have 20% less weight, 20% lower drag coefficient and improved efficiency for the electrical system.

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JU Solar Team


Upcoming Events

Car Unveiling

Finally, we have released our own Android game, and between 12-13 the 18th and 19th of September, in the JTH lobby we invite you for some coffee. Of course, to spice it up some more, there will be a competition in play. Join our Facebook-eventexternal link, opens in new window for more information.

Instagram feed

Day 3! We reached Alice Springs and the 5th control point. Weather is not very sunny which, of course, means trouble for a solar power car. We are fighting our way down. Cross your fingers for some sunshine ☀️ 🧡 #jusolarteam #bwsc19 #bwscphoto

Day 2. The car performed well and we reached Tennant Creek control stop at 14:30. In the afternoon we had some problems as the solar plane didn’t charge as well as expected. At the end of the day we set up camp at the beautiful surroundings at Devil’s Marbles. The problem with the solar plane was fixed in the evening and we are now continuing our journey down to Adelaide #jusolarteam #BWSC19 #bwscphoto

Yesterday, we reached Katherine successfully and continued down to Daly Waters to set camp for the night. This is also the place where the next control stop will be. And we are, of course, taking every chance available to charge the car so that we can continue our journey down the continent☀️😁 #worldsolarchallenge #bwsc #jönköping #ju

A beautiful day to start 17th position out of 43 teams in the Bridgestone World Solar challenge ☀️🤩 Next stop Katherine 🔜 #worldsolarchallange #bwsc19 #jönköping #ju

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