Global Championship Table

Solarcar challenges are a long way from homologated motor racing, however, recognition of achievement is important.

With so many different events around the world,  many with regulations specific to the prevailing circumstances,  it is very difficult to compare like with like, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try.

Therefore we have applied some basic guiding principals to create this table.

1. Events must have international participation.

2. Teams must have participated in two or more events (which means that a team that has performed well in a single event does not outrank a team that has performed creditably in multiple events).

3. Points have been awarded for each event in which a team has successfully competed, based on the size of the field and their position in the event according to the rules below:

  • First place will be awarded n points, where n is 10 or the number of entrants that successfully complete the event, whichever is smaller.
  • Second place will receive n-1 points, third n-2 and so on.
  • All teams that complete the event will receive at least 1 point i.e. competitors placed 10th – 15th in an event where 15 teams complete will receive 1 point.
  • A bonus point awarded to the team that achieves Pole Position.

Applying these rules for the 2014/2015 season results in the following:

Results of 2014-2015 Season


This table has been created by extrapolating recent historical data, placed in the public domain by individual event organisers, and used here in good faith. 

ISF acknowledges the work of Anthony Prior in compiling this table which is Published here with permission © 2015 Team Arrow Australia.

To the future,  ISF,  as an independent  body, welcomes feedback on the eligibility, criteria and makeup of the recognition committee, and invites expressions of interest from anyone interested in sponsoring the concept and a proposed trophy.

Global Championship Ranking Team Name Country No of Events Sum of Points
1 University of Michigan USA 3 26
2 Tokai University Japan 3 21
3 Punch Powertrain Belgium 3 16
4 HS Bochum SolarCar-Team Germany 3 12
4 Iowa State: PrISUm USA 3 12
6 Principia College USA 4 11
7 Solar Team Twente Netherlands 2 10
8 Nuon Solar Team Netherlands 1 10
9 Clenergy TeamArrow Australia 2 9
9 Polytechnique Montreal: Esteban Canada 2 9
11 Petroleum Institute UAE 1 9
12 University of Minnesota USA 2 8
13 Socrat Turkey 1 8
14 Antakari Solar Team Chile 1 7
15 DAS-UdeC Chile 1 6
15 Solar Team Eindhoven Netherlands 1 6
17 ESUS Chile 1 5
17 Stanford Solar Car Project USA 1 5
19 Oregon State USA 2 4
19 Solar Energy Racers Switzerland 2 4
21 Ergón Chile 1 4
21 GAMF Hungary Hungary 1 4
21 Kogakuin University Japan 1 4
24 HIT Japan 1 3
24 Illinois State Solar Car USA 1 3
24 Solar Mecatronica UC USA 1 3
27 Eco Solar Breizh France 2 2
28 Apollo Taiwan 1 2
29 EAFIT-EPM Solar Car Team Columbia 1 2
29 Missouri S&T Solar Car USA 1 2
29 Skoll Chile 1 2
29 UNSW Solar Racing Team -SUNSWIFT Australia 1 2
29 Western Michigan: Sunseeker USA 1 2
34 Anadolu Turkey 1 1
34 Berkeley: CalSol USA 1 1
34 Blue Sky Solar Racing Canada 1 1
34 Calgary Solar Car Canada 1 1
34 Eolian Chile 1 1
34 Georgia Tech Solar Racing USA 1 1
34 Goko High School Japan 1 1
34 Jusolarteam Sweden 1 1
34 K.I.T. Yumekobo Solar Car Project Japan 1 1
34 Kentucky Solar Car USA 1 1
34 KUST (Kookmin University Solar Car Team) Japan 1 1
34 McMaster Solar Car USA 1 1
34 NIT Solar Car Racing Club Japan 1 1
34 NWU Solar South Africa 1 1
34 Okinawa Japan 1 1
34 Onda Solare Italy 1 1
34 Puerto Rico: SERRT Puerto Rico 1 1
34 Qazvin Islamic Azad: QIAU HAVIN Iran 1 1
34 SIUE Solar Car USA 1 1
34 Solaris Turkey 1 1
34 Team UKZN South Africa 1 1
34 UT Austin Solar Vehicles USA 1 1
34 Western Ontario: SunStang USA 1 1
34 Western Sydney University Solar Car Project Australia 1 1