Dive Into the Action
Whether you're an engineering enthusiast, a sustainability advocate, or simply passionate about cutting-edge technology, DCU Solar Racing welcomes you to join our team. Together, we're driving innovation, fostering teamwork, and paving the way for a brighter, greener tomorrow.
Join us to work with the latest advancements in solar energy and electric vehicle technology, contributing to a greener future.
Collaborate with a diverse team of passionate students, engineers, and enthusiasts dedicated to pushing the boundaries of innovation.
Get hands-on experience in designing, building, and optimizing solar-powered vehicles, putting theory into practice.
Participate in exhilarating solar racing competitions, showcasing your skills on national and international stages.
Contribute to the sustainability movement by promoting clean energy and inspiring others to adopt eco-friendly practices.
Develop valuable skills in project management, engineering, teamwork, and problem-solving that will benefit your future career.
Journey Through Time
Inception of DCU Solar Racing
In October 2022, students founded DCU Solar Racing to transform sustainable transportation, laying the foundation for Ireland's entry into solar racing.
Inaugural Team Meeting
In November 2022, DCU Solar Racing held its inaugural team meeting, initiating collaborative efforts to outline the framework for their solar racing project.
Start of Design Phase
In January 2023, DCU Solar Racing began its design phase, delving into the intricacies of designing Ireland's first solar race car.
First Sponsor UrbanVolt
In August 2023, DCU Solar Racing achieved a milestone with UrbanVolt as its first sponsor, fostering collaborative synergy for sustainable goals.
Start of Testing Phase
In October 2023, DCU Solar Racing conducted inaugural testing, gaining insights for their solar vehicle. Hands-on experimentation validated the manufacturing process.
In January 2024, DCU Solar Racing reached a key stage with the Design Review, receiving constructive feedback and expert evaluations on their designs.
RACING IN THE IESC 2024
iLumen European Solar Challenge
Racing overnight for 24 hours straight, teams have a chance to see what the car they built is capable of in the former F1 track, Circuit Zolder. This is a challenge of energy conservation and race strategy that pits Europe’s best solar racing teams against each other.
RACING IN THE BWSC 2025
The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
Travelling over 3,000 kilometres, teams experience the terrain, landmarks and surroundings of the heart of Australia, and explore the offerings and uniqueness of outback Australian towns along the way.
Hear Directly From Our Team Members
WHAT OUR TEAM SAYS
Curious about the DCU Solar Racing experience? Learn about our team's perspective and insights as they share their thoughts and reflections.
Excited to lead an innovative Irish solar racing team, our diverse group shares a passion for sustainable technology. We're committed to designing and building top-notch solar vehicles that not only compete but also redefine renewable energy standards in transportation.
Evan Dargan Hayes
Designing solar-powered vehicles at DCU Solar Racing is a dream come true. It's a playground for innovation, and our projects are making a tangible impact on clean energy solutions.
Inspired by our team's ambition, I'm honored to create Ireland's first solar racing car. Beyond engineering, this project embodies collaboration, sustainability, and excellence, aiming to shape the future of sustainable transportation.
Abul Hasan Ali
DCU Solar Racing leads in revolutionizing student-led projects, showcasing how young minds turn ideas into a high-powered vehicle. As the first Irish team on the track, our goal is to establish a strong presence in the racing world.
DCU Solar Racing have been a great opportunity for me to apply my skills in a real-world environment. I have learned so much from my teammates and I am excited to see what we can achieve together.
I'm truly honoured to be a key member of DCU Solar Racing! Having the opportunity to work with some of Ireland's brightest young minds on developing new and innovative technology is a dream come true. Plus, who doesn’t want to build and drive a race car ?!
DCU Solar Racing helps us contest what we learned against the merciless racetrack. We come for long nights and unfamiliar problems; we stay to come together and show beautifully how solar power succeeds. Ar aghaidh linn!
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Ready to blaze a trail with cutting-edge solar technology?
Join the DCU Solar Racing team and power the future of sustainable transportation!
Let's race toward a greener tomorrow together.