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Blue Sky Solar Racing celebrates 20th anniversary

(photo courtesy of Blue Sky Solar Racing)

Over its two-decade history, the University of Toronto’s Blue Sky Solar Racing Team has faced its share of challenges and triumphs, but one thing has remained constant – the team keeps moving forward, always chasing the sun.

Established in 1996 as the “Blue Sky Project,” a group of intrepid U of T Engineering students designs, builds and races a car thousands of kilometres, powered only by the sun’s rays.

On Nov. 18, current Blue Sky members, team alumni, sponsors, friends and family gather together to reflect on some key moments in the team’s evolution and toast its future.


The Blue Sky Solar Racing team's latest vehicle, Horizon, makes a test run in 2016. The team is currently working on its ninth vehicle, to race at the 2017 World Solar Challenge in Australia. (photo courtesy of Blue Sky Solar Racing)

This timeline chronicles key moments in the history of Blue Sky Solar Racing: