Where we come from

Lightyear is founded by 5 Solar Team Eindhoven alumni. With Solar Team Eindhoven, we built the revolutionary solar cars Stella & Stella Lux. Both cars are 4 seaters, road legal, solar powered and built to win the Bridgestone World Solar ChallengeĀ® Cruiser Class. After two world championships, we decided that it is time for the next step.

A prototype beats a plan, that is why we built the first of a series of solar family cars in 2012. During this project, which is still ongoing, we took home two world championships, in 2013 & 2015 as well as a Techcrunch Crunchie.

Besides the awards we developed thorough understanding of the technological implications of a solar powered car. It makes us ready for the next step: market launch!

Stella Lux — 2015

This documentary tells the story of 20 young students improving upon the world’s first solar powered family car. Their groundbreaking achievements include the unprecedented 1500 kilometer journey on a single charge. Additionally their Bridgestone World Solar Challenge® championship title was secured once again.

Stella — 2013

This documentary tells the story of 20 young students doing everything they can to make their dream come true. It begins with the exciting first ideas and ends with the mighty Bridgestone World Solar Challenge® with the world’s first solar powered family car. With 3000 kilometers across one of the most remote places on earth in Australia, Stella was awarded the Best Technology Achievement Crunchie award from TechCrunch.

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