Solar Team Eindhoven was founded in 2012 and has since become the world champion four times in the Cruiser Class of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, a race over a distance of 3022 km (Darwin to Adelaide). The BWSC takes place every other year and the most recent one has concluded at the 20th of October, 2019.

In September 2018, the fourth team began designing the most recent solar-powered family car: Stella Era. Stella Era is the world’s first self-driving charging station on wheels.

In 2020, a new team of 20 ambitious students from the Eindhoven University of Technology has started their process of accelerating the energy transition!

For video’s, photo’s, press statements and other information about the team and the car, check out the Press Package. 

Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2019

13 - 20 October

Questions? Contact Kjell Revenberg.

+31 (0)6 19 874 402  (NL) 

Press releases


Stella Era: A comfortable, self-driving family car that maximizes the use of solar energy, by efficiently using energy for herself and by sharing it with others.

The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is a contest for solar cars in two classes: the Cruiser and the Challenger Class. Solar Team Eindhoven is four-time world champion in the Cruiser Class with the Stella solar cars.