JU Solar Team

Jönköping University 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



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Did you know that Russell Ohl invented the first solar panel cell in 1941 and the first commercial panel was put out by Bell Laboratories in 1954? To show the possibilities of solar power, we build a solar-powered car that will race across Australia this autumn.

Today we received dampers for our new solar car from Öhlins 😍 ⠀ Öhlins is one of the companies that has been with us from the beginning and we are so grateful to have their continuous support ☀️

90% will fail to answer this correctly! Now it's your chance to show us what you got. Two lucky winners who answer right will get 2 movie tickets each 😍⠀ ⠀ How to compete? It's simple! ⠀ 1. Like this photo⠀ 2. Like us on Instagram⠀ 3. Tag the friends you want to take to the movies ⠀ 4. Answer the question in the photo.⠀ ⠀ Fingers crossed! 🤞⠀ ⠀ The winners will be presented on Friday the 17th of May at 12:00 and the tickets can be collected at Jönköping University. ⠀ Compete on both our Facebook and Instagram for a greater chance to win! ⠀ 💛 Good luck 💛

We would like to take a moment to thank Husqvarna for their consistent support for JU Solar Team. With over 325 years of innovation and passion, Husqvarna provides professionals with forest, park and garden products. Having one of Jönköping’s and also Sweden’s biggest companies with us on our journey gives us the opportunity to together show Sweden’s best techniques. To get guidance from people with years of experience within both business and engineering helps our project moving in the right direction.

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