Performance-based Solar Car is Ready for Competition

"Eliana" is the 15th solar car created by Team PrISum of the Iowa State University College of Engineering, and displays nearly 4 years of collaborative efforts. The team made several design modifications when compared to the preceding solar car, including a different Gallium Arsenide-based solar cell chemistry and a complete redesign of suspension architecture.

“For most of us, this is the most time and effort we’ve ever put into a project, and to have people cheering us on and wanting to come see the car we’re building means so much,” said Rachel Eckert, assistant project director for Team PrISUm . “This is such an exciting time for the team and it’s awesome to be able to share that excitement.”