Solar Car

Solar car inside shipping container.

Shipping Novum

An all-nighter, the ultimate checklist and a dash to the airport. Shipping a solar car is so much more complicated than you could imagine.|Short Read
Novum is positioned in a cavernous wind tunnel facility.

In the wind tunnel

Novum goes in, valuable strategic data comes out.|Medium Read
Gluing solar cells to the array canopy.

Don’t touch the array

Breaking a six-year stretch of using silicon solar cells, Novum is crowned with the most efficient multijunction gallium arsenide cells in team history. |Medium Read
Janice Lau, Race Operations Engineer works on Novum's carbon fiber body.

Better ingredients. Better performance.

In many ways, Novum is a product of team firsts. On the surface, its caliber of multijunction gallium arsenide solar cells and small array set it apart from anything they’ve ever built. But what’s beneath the surface is equally innovative. |Short Read
Novum solar car

Solar Car Team goes small to win big at World Solar Challenge

Meet Novum: a long, skinny, single-fairing solar car|Medium Read
Members of the Michigan Solar Car team run across a finish line alongside their car, Aurum, in the rain.

Michigan Solar Car defends national title in sweeping victory

The University of Michigan Solar Car team has successfully defended their championship – winning the 2016 American Solar Challenge for the sixth consecutive time. |Medium Read
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U-Michigan Solar Car to defend title in race through National Parks

Solar Car prepares for 2016 American Solar Challenge.|Short Read

U-M Solar Car first U.S. team to finish global race

In one of the closest World Solar Challenges in the history of the 1,800-mile sun-powered auto race, the University of Michigan was the first American team to cross the finish line today.|Short Read
Solar car racing on a road.

U-M solar car team wins Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge

The team, composed of U-M alumni and students, partnered with students from the University of Abu Dhabi to race their championship car, Quantum, against 15 teams from six continents.|Short Read

Jason Kramb: Achieving the impossible

If being an engineer means dreaming big and taking on challenges, then consider Jason Kramb the epitome of an engineer.|Medium Read