2241 SW 1st St., Redmond, OR 97756



Welcome to the Oregon Solar Car Team

The team was started in 2007 by Thomas Stueve, under the name Oregon High School Solar Car Team. The team has been fueled by dedicated and determined members since its inception. Since 2007, the team has built two solar-powered cars: Heliocentric and Heliocentric II. These cars have raced on the Texas Motor Speedway for the High School Solar Challenge 4 times in total. The team is now working on a third car called Lumidos, which will be created out of carbon fiber with forms from Stanford’s solar car, under our new name Oregon Solar Car Team.


We build and race solar-powered cars made from carbon fiber and titanium. We develop essential marketing and STEM skills in our members who are able to act professionally. Our team builds cars, but we also build passion, knowledge, and a work ethic in our team members.


We plan to make Lumidos our most efficient and successful car to date. We envision ourselves racing in Australia at the World Solar Challenge. We choose to use cutting-edge materials and techniques to further the public’s understanding of solar energy and transportation.


~We empower one another.
~We are one team, made from very different people. We embrace varying personalities, ideas, and processes.
~We are committed to dependability-driven decisions and strive to have direct and transparent communications with each other and our sponsors.
~We consider all ideas based on reason regardless of the source of the idea.
~Everything we do is an opportunity to learn. We move forward, reflect on our progress, iterate, and improve.
~We empower one another. We are one team. We race to learn.


2 months ago

Oregon Solar Car Team

To everyone who has supported us, our website has a brand new look! It is complete with updates about the team as a whole! Please take a look at it! Here is the link:
(865) 392-8768
(210) 376-4925


2 months ago

This summer has been busy with the team. We went to the Valley here in Oregon and visited World of Speed an excellent car museum in Wilsonville. We also got to meet some people at Solar World where we got to talk about the future of the Team.
Then we trecked all the way down to Silicon Valley. Where we did some pretty amazing things. We got to meet up with the Stanford Solar Car Project, they were awesome people who gave us many needed tips for our resurrection of their car Luminos. We also visited Sun Power where we got to meet a fabulous old friend of the team. Then we made it home to see the American Solar Challenge finish at the High Desert Museum.
A final moment of this summer was saying goodbye to our devoted captain Sam Anderton. He had spent all of his high school career working on our retired car Heliocentric II and he was instrumental in the acquisition if the materials and relationships needed to get our new car Lumidos up and on its tires. Thank you, Sam, for your hard work!
We look forward to the next school year to see what the new captain, Nick Barnes, can do and see how far this team can soar under his vision.
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Deepest Regrets

As the 2018 Cross Country Solar Car Race begins today, we wanted to post a notice and explanation as to our absence from the race route.      

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We spent five (5) days working on the layup of the new Lumidos Car. During the first day at Composite Approach we accomplished many things. First, we needed to buff the molds, so we could(859) 342-8204


The start of a good day!

Here we are again in Hillsboro. Got up and wandered our way to Insomnia Coffee Company where we had some fantastic scones, smoothies, hot chocolate and of course the steamy hot black coffee. What a Read more…

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2241 SW 1st St., Redmond, OR 97756

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