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Driver, Nate Silverman drips with sweat after driving Novum.

­­­In the hot seat | T-minus 35 hours

It’s the day before pole placement is determined for the start of the race. Go inside the team’s garage and meet the drivers.|Medium Read
The solar car parked in the Outback.

The mock race | T-minus 9 days

Eight long days in the desert strengthened our team and tested our rigor|Short Read
The crew sits down at the hostel dinner table to eat chicken pita wraps.

The grocers | T-minus 29 days

Hungry for din, and even more for the win |Short Read
Front door to Hangar 107

Hangar 107 | T-minus 31 days

New work space, same work ethic |Short Read
Race crew group photo at the Parafield Airport,

Arrival | T-minus 36 days

Now that we’re here, it’s crunch time | 36 days until the start of the race |Short Read
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

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

Meet Novum: a long, skinny, single-fairing solar car|Medium Read
Rendering of Solar Car, Novum.

Solar Car virtual garage

Explore and compare the various U-M solar car designs.|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