This is a picture from last Friday, when some of us had to stay until late night – 23 pm! – to make schematics for all the electronics in the solar car. As we knew that we were going to work a long time on a Friday night, we decided to order pizza.





You haven’t missed that we’re in Jönköpings-Posten today, right?! The article is called “Solveig är på gång and here’s an extract:


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Today we received A LOT of candy skulls from our dear sponsor Bubs Godis AB. The company is located just outside Jönköping and make delicious candy. We’ll use the candy bags for events and suchlike – but some of them might walk into our stomaches too… THANK YOU BUBS, once again!


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Today it’s 248 days until the race starts in Australia. Between the 8th and 15th of October, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge will take place. Until then we will have designed and built a solar car, which we will drive with from Darwin to Adelaide. We will cross a continent, a distance of 3000 kilometres, and compete with the world. Australia, we can’t wait for you!


Here are some pictures from the competition in 2015. Enjoy!


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This week Matilda Törnquist is in charge of our Instagram account. Follow us there at @jusolarteam!


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Last Friday, 27th of Januray, the JU Solar Team was invited to Trollhättan and National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) for a visit. We had the opportunity to show off our work and learn from their expertise and we had a great time there. We look forward to working more with NEVS in the future!


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Stort tack till Flintab AB för vågen och installationen av den som gjordes igår. Vi är så glada att få ha er som sponsor! Flintab AB beskriver sig själva så här: Flintab är ett av Sveriges ledande företag inom industriell vägning. Vi utvecklar och marknadsför vågar och vägningssystem för industrin. Vårt sortiment är mycket omfattande – från små paketvågar till stora fordonsvågar.” Tack, än en gång!


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Now all of us are back in uni and there is no time for resting. Some of us have unfortunately left the team – we thank you for your time with the JU Solar Team! – whereas we have some new team members on board – welcome! On our schedule we find meetings, seminars and hard work. The whole team is also going on an exciting trip this Friday. We’re ready to kick ass!





This week we will let you follow Julia Gunnarsson on our Instagram account. If you want to know more about her and what she is doing on the team, follow us (@jusolarteam)!


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This week Björn Haugum is in charge of our Instagram account. You find us there on @jusolarteam!


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2017 IS HERE

The Christmas and New Year’s break is slowly coming to an end. Some of us still have some weeks left before we start school whereas some of us start next week. It’s been great to have some time off, really relax and upload for coming events.


Behind us we have 2016. One third has passed. Between August and December we – 22 students and entrepreneurs – have worked with designing a solar car, shaping a prototype, finding sponsors, making contacts, showing ourselves at Elmia Subcontractor, creating a new webpage and making ourselves heard. Inter alia. All of us have done our best and we’d like to thank our sponsors, project leaders and other helpful people for making our way to Australia easier. However, the adventure has only started and we’ve got two thirds left.


In October – yes, this year! – we are going to attend the event that all of us have been waiting for: the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, a world championship for solar cars in Australia. We aim for top-ten and to get there we have a lot of work to do. We’re going to build our solar car Solveig, keep on finding people and companies that want to help us, make the logistics go together and arrange an event when the car is finally done. These are just some of the tasks that we have ahead of us.


Well, you know the saying: 2017 – new year, new opportunities. Even though we have lots to do the year is finally here and now it’s just to give all we’ve got – we can do this! Because… we’re not just students, we’re JUST students.


Happy new year!


JUST = Jönköping University Solar Team


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Here are all the photos that Lukas posted last week when he was in charge of our Instagram account.


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Testdriving at Axamo

I dag var vi på Axamo flygplats för att köra testchassit till vår solbil Solveig. Här har ni några bilder!


Today we went to Axamo airport to drive our test chassi for our solar car Solveig. Here are some photos!

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Christmas cozyness

We’re getting that Christmas spirit in our room! Tomteskum (the pink and white marshmallows), julmust, gingerbread cookies, coffee and chitchat… Cozy! Christmas is soon here and also we have to relax and get some holiday next week.


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Getting together


Last week Victoria was in charge of our Instagram account and this is what she showed us. This week Lukas will let you follow him – do it!


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Victoria on Instagram

You haven’t missed that Victoria now is responsible for our Instagram account, right?! Follow her for one week at @jusolarteam.



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norelem on visit

A photo from when norelem visited us yesterday. You can read more about norelem in the blogpost before this.





We’re so happy to have norelem as our new equipment supplier for building our race team! A partner like this gives us the opportunity to compete on a new level. norelem describe themselves like this:


“norelem views itself as part of a dynamic culture of innovation. We are continually expanding our product portfolio of standardised elements. That is why we have invested in modern logistical structures that enable us to react flexibly and promptly to customers’ needs. And we expect the highest quality for our products.”


This feels great to us! We’re also very excited about the invitation to the norelem camp 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany.



We’re in Jmini

I dag publicerades ett reportage om oss i tidningen Jmini. Läs det vettja!


Today a reportage about us was published in the newspaper Jmini. Read it!


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Road trip to NEVS

I tisdags gjorde några utav oss en roadtrip till NEVS i Trollhättan. Mötet med dem var spännande och nu ser vi fram emot 16 december då vi får träffa dem igen. Så här såg dagen ut från morgon i Jönköping till det var dags att åka hem från Trollhättan.


This Tuesday some of us did a road trip to NEVS in Trollhättan. The meeting with them was very exciting and now we’re looking forward to December 16th for another meeting. This is what the day looked like from early morning in Jönköping until it was time to leave Trollhättan.

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