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CalSol - The UC Berkeley Solar Vehicle Team

$18,201
121%
Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
53 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 15, at 11:59 PM PST
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Wallpaper Perks Have Arrived!

January 30, 2019
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Crowdfunding Successful! Thank You!

November 16, 2018

Success! Thanks to you and people like you, CalSol raised more money than any other project on Berkeley Crowdfunding this year, amounting to 121% of our goal. This will be very helpful in getting us to Australia next fall! Thank you. We are already working on perks. Also, don't forget: your donation is tax deductible!

 

Go bears!

 

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Surpassed Last Year's Total!

November 10, 2018

With the help of all of this year's donors, we have now raised more money than we did last year! Thank you so much! We're not quite to our goal yet, but I think this qualifies as a victory anyway.

Also today, we took Zephyr on a road test around the Richmond area to train new members on driving. This photo is from one of our stage stops.

Tachyon Progress, and Less than Two Weeks Left!

November 02, 2018

Tachyon is progressing well! The car we will bring to the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is currently being constructed. Here you can see our members Eric Lu and Richard Vu using a large LED lamp to inspect one of Tachyon’s top molds for defects. Once completed, this mold will be used to shape large carbon fiber sheets and honeycomb core material to form the top half of Tachyon’s shell. The top shell will then be joined to the bottom half, which is already completed.

In other news, there are now fewer than two weeks left to donate to our campaign! Chip in today with a donation to help us make it to Australia, or if you've already donated, share our campaign with your friends! Thank you.

Our way
of Thanking You

$25

Wallpaper Pack

A downloadable package of CalSol wallpapers for desktop and mobile.

4 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2018

$50

CalSol Bumper Stickers

Favorites from last year, as well as new one(s). Proclaim to the world that your other car is a solar car! Includes all perks below this level.

8 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2019

$75

Postcard from WSC 2019

Get a handwritten postcard from somewhere along the route of WSC 2019! Includes all perks below this level.

4 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: October 2019

$125

Lapel Pins

A set of lapel pins: one with our sun logo, one shaped like a solar car. Includes all perks below this level.

6 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: March 2019

$200

Adopt-a-Cell

Be featured on our website as the adopted parent of one of our solar cells! Includes all perks below this level.

7 of 200 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2018

$350

Tachyon Model

Personally fabricated by a CalSol member. Includes all perks below this level.

3 of 20 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: March 2019

$500

"Friend of CalSol" Status

Official sponsorship status at the "Friend of CalSol" level. Get your name listed among our sponsors on our website and social media posts. Includes all perks below this level.

8 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2018

$2,000

Bronze Level Sponsor

All the normal perks for being a bronze level sponsor, including your name/logo on our solar car, trailer, and website, as well as social media posts and a blog post. Includes all perks below this level.

1 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2019

$2,500

Tachyon Joyride

Come to the Richmond Field Station for a ride in Tachyon! We will contact you to arrange scheduling. Includes all perks below this level.

1 of 3 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2019
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