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American Solar Challenge

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
50 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on March 22, at 11:00 PM EDT
Project Owners


Welcome to Purdue Solar Racing (PSR)! We are a student-led, non-profit organization specializing in the building and racing of solar cars. We also host and partake in outreach events focused on teaching the community in and around Purdue University about solar energy and solar cars.  

We saw great success in the Shell Eco-marathon, earning second place in their efficiency challenge with our previous car, Apollo. Currently, we are building Lux, our most advanced solar car to date, to compete in the American Solar Challenge. But we need your help!



What we are asking for in this campaign is funding for state-of-the-art solar cells to help us power Lux throughout the competition. Lux has been a labor of love for our organization thus far, taking all our time and energy to engineer it to perfection. Your contribution would play an integral role in Lux’s success as a sustainable, energy efficient vehicle. 


Supporting Purdue Solar Racing would not only brighten the club and Lux’s future, but also would also be an investment in the progression of an environmentally friendly world. Clean energy is a major concern as environmental awareness continues to rise. One of our goals is to show the potential of solar energy as a vessel to transform the world of racing and transportation as a whole. By giving to us, you are showing your support for not only hardworking students, but our vision for the future. 

Our success lies within our community. Spread the word about our campaign to your friends and family and on social media! Encourage others to listen and donate to our cause! Together, we can bring Lux to greater heights and continue to educate on the excitement of solar racing and the importance of clean energy as we continue our drive toward the future of motorsports.

Our way
of Thanking You


Thank-You Note

You'll receive a personalized thank-you note from us.

6 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2024



You'll receive a PSR sticker from us and a thank-you note.

9 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2024


Unveiling Ticket

You'll receive a ticket to our unveiling event.

8 of 20 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2024



Get your name on one of our solar cells.

9 of 20 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2024



You'll get a tour of all of our facilities.

2 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2024


Name on Lux

Your name will be printed on Lux.

3 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2024