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Tachyon | CalSol's 9th Generation Vehicle

Raised toward our $20,000 Goal
57 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 31, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Tachyon Wallpapers and ASC 2018

July 06, 2018
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Perks Are on the Way!

May 07, 2018

Dear friends, 


We're excited to share with you that we have mailed out all of the crowdfunding perks we promised during our campaign! If you met the donation requirements for CalSol bumper stickers or a 3-D printed Tachyon model, expect your perks to arrive in the mail within the next week. Thank you for your patience and support. 


Thank you, 




Big Give Update

March 08, 2018

Dear friends, 


Thanks to your support, we are now at 3rd place on the leaderboard for the "Go Big for Student Groups" contest! Only one more spot until we're in place for the $3,000 prize (and after that is the $5,000 grand prize)! Remember, this contest only takes into account the number of donations, so splitting a larger donation into multiple $10 donations will help even more to push us towards our goal!  You can donate at, and help us win hourly contests for additional cash prizes! See the contest details here. 


We're still sharing our team members' CalSol moments on our Facebook and Twitter pages! Check them out to see the #CalSolMoments you help build. We've only got 4 hours left until the Big Give ends at 9 o'clock tonight! Thank you for your continued support, and GO BEARS!


Thank you, 

The CalSol Team

CalSol and UC Berkeley's Big Give!

March 08, 2018

Dear friends, 


UC Berkeley's 2018 Big Give has begun! CalSol is proud to participate in this year's online fundraising drive, and we highly encourage and appreciate your support as the Big Give lasts until 9:00 PM tonight!

How can you participate? You can donate at, and help us win hourly contests for additional cash prizes! See the contest details here. 

We will be trying to win the "Go Big for Student Group" contest by having the largest number of online donors, and we are currently sitting at 4th place. The top prize is $5,000 for our organization! A donation as small as the $10 minimum will count towards our contest standing, since only the number of donations count. 

We'll be posting our own team members' #BerkeleyMoments and #CalSolMoments on our social media pages, where they will be sharing why CalSol is such an important part of their lives. Please check out our social media campaign at our Facebook and Twitter pages! Our team has been working hard to share our unique CalSol moments, and show the world why the solar car team means so much to us. 

Your contribution will help us purchase essential materials for our current solar car Tachyon, and cover costs for racing at this summer's Formula Sun Grand Prix and American Solar Challenge. Thanks again for your help!



The CalSol Team


Thank you!

November 01, 2017

Dear friends,

We want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. Through your generosity and contributions, we were able to raise $10,935 during our October crowdfunding campaign for Tachyon. 

We've already begun manufacturing Tachyon, and we will be posting about our progress regularly on our social media pages, as well as on this page (updates will be emailed to you automatically). Tachyon will be racing in the 2018 American Solar Challenge during the summer, so stay tuned for our media coverage during the race.

In return for your generous support, we are preparing to enact the rewards outlined in the original campaign. We will be sending an email out to everyone shortly on which perks they will receive, and other logistics. Please stay tuned to receive these perks by the specified time, and we hope it will help show how much we appreciate your support!

Thank you for helping CalSol build a brighter tomorrow, 

The Members of CalSol


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Two Weeks Left!

October 18, 2017

Greetings from CalSol!

Firstly, we want to thank you for contributing to our crowdfunding campaign. Thanks to your generous support, Tachyon is one step closer to becoming a reality.

It is now halfway through our month-long campaign, and we’ve raised nearly $2,600 for Tachyon’s build. We will be pushing hard over the next two weeks to raise more money to come closer to our $20,000 goal, and we need your help. If you could let people in your network (email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, word-of-mouth) know about CalSol, Tachyon, and our crowdfunding campaign, we’ll come even closer to our goal.

Our campaign can be found here, and you can RSVP to the Facebook event for our crowdfunding campaign at this page. Every share counts, and we hope that you can cause and even greater impact by sharing today. 

Many thanks,

The Members of CalSol




Our way
of Thanking You


Tachyon Wallpapers

A downloadable, high-res wallpaper pack of Tachyon renderings.

13 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2017


CalSol Bumper Stickers

A selection of three CalSol bumper stickers. Includes all perks below this level.

7 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2017


Postcard from ASC 2018

A handwritten postcard, signed by our team members, from along the route of the 2018 American Solar Challenge! Includes all perks below this level.

10 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: August 2018



Have your name featured on our website as the backer of one of Tachyon's solar cells! Includes all perks below this level.

3 of 326 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2018


3D Printed Tachyon Model

A paperweight-sized 3D printed model of our car, Tachyon. Includes all perks below this level.

7 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2017


Tachyon Unveiling

You will be invited to our unveiling event for Tachyon, which is scheduled for early April 2018. Also includes a shoutout on our social media pages, and "Friend of CalSol" sponsorship status, with your name featured on our team website. Includes all perks below this level.

8 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2018


Workshop Tour + Team Reception

Tour our workshop at the Richmond Field Station with the team as we build Tachyon! This will be followed by a reception with the team and a Q&A session. Includes all perks below this level.

0 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: February 2018


Tachyon Joyride

A 5-lap joyride in Tachyon at our test track at the Richmond Field Station, accompanied by one of our team drivers. Includes all perks below this level.

1 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2018


Your Name on Tachyon

Your name will be featured on Tachyon's vinyl wrap as it competes in events around the globe! Includes all perks below this level.

0 of 5 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2018
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