Welcome to our Newsletter!

Hello there! Welcome to the University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project Newsletter, where you can find all the latest news and events that we have participated in!


car manufacturing

We have begun manufacturing of our latest car, Freya I. Currently, molds are being prepped for layups, our mechanical parts are being made, electrical designs are being finalized and array manufacturing has begun!

We are also excited to introduce Adopt-A-Cell, where your contribution towards the fundraiser will help the team install the array of solar cells that harness the sun’s energy to power the car. The suggested donation is $50 per cell, link below:


Retired solar cars now on display!

The team has been working hard in order to store our previous cars in places they deserve, and we must say, we have succeeded! Below is a list of some of the places where our cars are stored indefinitely:

Aurora I and II: Historic Electrical Vehicle Foundation, AZ

Centaurus III: 3M Innovation Center

Daedulus: The Works Museum

Eos I: Washington Technology Magnet School

Car in Museum.jpg


New lab space

A generous donation was given to the UMN College of Science and Engineering to renovate the Shepherd Laboratories building on the East Bank Campus. Included in the renovation was a workshop intended for SVP members to build solar cars in, called the Patrick Starr SVP Lab! Now, the UMNSVP will have a gorgeous and spacious area to build the next iteration of our solar vehicle, which we have officially named Freya, honoring Minnesota’s Nordic roots! Members are extremely grateful for the University’s support!