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CalSol - The UC Berkeley Solar Vehicle Team

$16,759
111%
Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
111 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 18, at 11:59 PM PST
Project Owners

Thank you so much for your help!

November 20, 2019

Thank you so much to all of our donors for your contribution to the future of our students and the future of solar vehicles! We are so grateful for every contribution-- this is the most donors we have ever had. We hope you will keep track of our process as we work through the process of design and fabrication. As you know, our vehicles are fully student-designed and student-built, and your contribution will allow for our next car to be even more competitive by saving our students time spent on manual labor that can be spent on optimization and practice using real-world industry engineering skills.

 

We plan to use the funds raised to partly fund the molds and materials we will use to shape the aerodynamic shell of our tenth-generation vehicle! Your donation will allow us to fund better surface finish, improving our competitive performance, and propel us forward into our new vehicle.

 

You can keep up with our progress on our TwitterInstagram or Facebook @BerkeleyCalSol. We also have a newsletter that you can sign up for here.

 

Best,

CalSol

Help us finish strong— 36 hours left!!

November 17, 2019

Thank you so much to all of our donors! We have just raised 100% of our $15,000 goal! The campaign ends at midnight tomorrow—can you help us finish strong? Our new goal is to raise $1500 in our last 36 hours! Every dollar is needed and helpful towards purchasing our materials and molds for our next car. Your donation will save us valuable labor time that can be applied towards design and optimization projects that will make our students better engineers and our car closer to a future production vehicle.

 

If you know someone who would like to support future engineers and solar technology, or you’re looking for another way to support us, please share our campaign with your friends, family, colleagues or network! Every person helps as we enter our final 36 hours! Can you help us finish cross the finish line strong? Below is a photo taken by race staff at the finish line of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, a competition made possible in part by donors like you—thank you! If you'd prefer a post to share, rather than the link crowdfund.berkeley.edu/calsol, you can find updates from our team on our TwitterInstagram or Facebook pages @berkeleycalsol. Every share and every donation helps! Thank you again for your support!

75% Milestone-- please help us reach 100% before the campaign ends 11/18!

November 14, 2019

Thank you so much to all our donors! We have raised just 75% of our goal, but the campaign ends very soon! Our members have been working hard this week to prepare for a comprehensive design review, but have also found time to gear up for a road test to prepare for the cross-country race ASC 2020! 

 

If you know someone who would like to support bringing our internationally-competitive vehicle Tachyon to the US competitive stage in 2020, would like to joyride Tachyon, or you’re looking for another way to support us, please share our campaign with your friends, family, colleagues or network! Every person helps as our campaign draws to a close very very soon-- you'll get a final update from us soon and the emails will end unless you subscribe to our newsletter. The people who love you would be excited to hear about a cause you care about. If you'd prefer a post to share, rather than the link crowdfund.berkeley.edu/calsol, you can find updates from our team on our TwitterInstagram or Facebook pages @berkeleycalsol. Every share and every donation helps! Thank you again for your support.

67% funded but just 10 days to donate!

November 08, 2019

Thank you so much to all our donors! We have raised just 67% of our goal with 10 days left in our campaign. We’ve just had our first donor for the Tachyon Joyride perk— thank you so much to that anonymous donor for your generous support of our team! 

 

If you know someone who might like to drive our internationally-competitive four-seat fully-solar-powered vehicle Tachyon, or you’re looking for another way to support us, please share our campaign with your friends, family, colleagues or network! Every person helps as our campaign draws to a close. The people who love you would be excited to hear about a cause you care about. If you'd prefer a post to share, rather than the link crowdfund.berkeley.edu/calsol, you can find updates from our team on our TwitterInstagram or Facebook pages @berkeleycalsol. Every share and every donation helps! Thank you again for your support.

Just 40% funded with 3 weeks left to go!

October 28, 2019

Thank you so much to all of our donors! We really appreciate your donation, and with your support we are on our way to buying our molds. With just 3 weeks left, we still have 60% of our goal to raise. If you are willing, we would really appreciate if you could help us spread our message.

 

If you’ve already donated to support Gen X and are looking for another way to support us, please share our efforts with your friends and family! The people who love you would be excited to hear about a cause you care about. If you'd prefer a post to share, rather than the link crowdfund.berkeley.edu/calsol, you can find updates from our team on our Twitter, Instagram or Facebook pages @berkeleycalsol. Every share and every donation helps! Thank you again for your support.

Our way
of Thanking You

$10

Snap with a Solar Car

Find us to take a photo with us at an outreach event (Homecoming vs Oregon State 10/14 or Discovery Days 11/3) or send us a picture by 11/18 if we missed you to be featured on our Facebook page! Reap the good karma from your donation.

0 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2019

$25

Wallpaper Pack

A downloadable package of CalSol wallpapers for desktop and mobile.

13 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2019

$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.

11 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2019

$75

Postcard from ASC 2020

Get a handwritten postcard from somewhere along the route of ASC 2020! Includes all perks below this level.

7 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: July 2020

$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.

5 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2019

$200

Adopt-a-Cell

Be featured on our website as the adopted parent of one of our solar cells! You will be cost-offsetting the purchase of one solar cell. Includes all perks below this level.

13 of 200 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2019

$350

Tachyon Coasters

A set of coasters shaped like our solar vehicle Tachyon, personally fabricated by a CalSol member. Includes all perks below this level.

3 of 20 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: March 2020

$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.

5 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: December 2019

$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: November 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: December 2020
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