The Principia College Solar Car team has been competing on a global level with their fresh insight and uninhibited creativity. The Sapphire Foundation is proud to sponsor various parts of the electrical system of the car. The car participated in the 2006 World Solar Rally in Taiwan. It finished in 7th place on the first day. The computer controlled battery charging interface was designed and built by the team at Principia College. It out performs the systems that are commercially available. This cutting edge technology fits nicely into the Goals of our Foundation.
We have always been open to the creative ideas that are laid before us. Some of those include the use of solar energy to help sustain the farming industry.