SUNY New Paltz Solar Car attempt to claim Guinness Record postponed

The State University of New York at New Paltz’s Solar Car Racing Team‘s attempt to claim the world’s fastest speed record for a solar-powered vehicle scheduled for Friday, Aug 26 is postponed due to inclement weather. The new date for the attempt is to be determined.

This attempt was contingent on the coordination of numerous conditions, such as favorable weather, safety and the proper function of the car’s one-of-a kind components.

The Solar Car Racing Team benefits from an average of 30 active participating students from a cross-section of academic majors some of which are business, electrical and computer engineering, computer science, graphic design, communication and art.

Generous donations in cash and services have come from many state organizations, businesses, and individuals across the Hudson Valley to purchase everything from high-efficiency tires that resemble bicycle tires to materials needed to upgrade the solar cells.

Major Sponsors for SUNY New Paltz’s Solar Car Racing Team are The Solar Energy Consortium (TSEC), FALA Technologies, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, U.S. Department of Energy, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Belleayre Mountain, IBM, Honeywell, Curtis Instruments, New Paltz alumni Dr. Steven Brody (’73) and Karen L. Brody (’71), (’80g) and State University of New York at New Paltz Foundation, School of Science and Engineering and Office of Student Activities and Union Services among many others.