Posted November 17th, 2016 by Alicia Sgromo

Blue Sky Solar Racing celebrates 20th anniversary

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

    The Blue Sky Solar Racing team's latest vehicle, Horizon, makes a test run in summer 2016. The team is currently working on its ninth vehicle, to race at the 2017 World Solar Challenge in Australia. (Courtesy: 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,’ the group of intrepid U of T Engineering students designs, builds and races their unique car thousands of kilometres, powered only by the sun’s rays. On November 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 bright future.

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