Possibility to do the impossible

At the end of 2021 despite the COVID-19 crisis, the first solar car constructed in the Baltics’ was built by Estonian students and tested in its first-ever race in Morocco Solar Challenge 2021.

During the second season (2022-2023) of Solaride, the next-generation car will be designed and built and is going to be tested at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia in October 2023.

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We develop a solar car to educate people

Technical specifications

  • top speed: 98 km/h
  • average speed: 80 km/h
  • unladen weight: 650 kg
  • dimensions: 5 x 1,8 x 1,2 m
  • seating capacity: 4
  • load capacity: 4x80 kg
  • power: 3,6 kW
  • energy consumption: 4 kW
  • output of solar panels: 1,2 kWh
  • air resistance coefficient: 0,2 Cd
  • driving range: 750+ km

Solaride solar car uses 5x less energy than a normal car on the road.

The solar car is designed to drive from the north coast of Australia to the south coast with two charges covering a distance of 3000 km.

Before the final design, the solar car had ca 15 different conceptions.

It took us about 6 months and 10 000 work-hours to build a car. ~ 25 young engineers and a number of other team members from marketers to logistics contributed to the physical construction of the car.


  • battery packs of 6 recycled Tesla battery modules
  • solar panel with an area of ​​4.82 m2 with 24% efficiency Maxeon elements
  • on the rear axle, two Marand 1.8 W electric motors
  • on-board electronics driven by self-developed printed circuit boards
  • self-developed ECU


  • carbon fiber body
  • carbon steel tubular frame
  • suspension: Double control arms/trailing arm
  • self-designed aluminum wheels
  • Bridgestone Ecopia 95/80R16 tires
  • carbon fiber seats weighing ~ 1 kg each


  • a special software optimal speed calculator has been developed for the car, which takes into account the surrounding conditions and adds a driving range of approximately 7% to the car.

Karl August Tatunts

Chief engineer
TTK University of Applied Sciences

"Building a solar car is a technical challenge that forces you to look for solutions to seemingly impossible situations."

Mart Erik Kermes

Head of engineering

"The journey to the completion of the solar car is full of difficulties, sleepless nights and missteps, but with a great team, everything is possible!"

SolarCar Estonia MTÜ

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