Solar Rollers Race

Presented by Solar Rollers

See student-built solar-powered racecars compete at speed on the Solar Rollers circuit track. These complete standalone energy systems harvest sunlight and turn it into raw speeds in excess of 30 miles per hour as student drivers wrangle for position. Some competitions use a battery in the system and some use photovoltaic power alone.

 The Solar Rollers program has worked with student teams in Colorado, Nevada, California, Dubai and Kuwait to build over 700 of these educational and entertaining 1/10 scale solar cars. The program is testing a new patent pending kit design here at Reno and in Las Vegas next week as part of the Nevada Science and Technology Festivals.

The main event Rally Around the Sun race is one hour long and kicks off at 1:26pm.

Parking: Free and metered street parking is available in downtown Reno.

Date & Time

Saturday, April 29, 2023
10:30 – 3:00pm


Reno City Plaza
10 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89501


All ages




Advance registration is not required.

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The Northern Nevada Science & Technology Festival is a week-long community celebration of the innovation happening in our region. The festival will inspire and connect our community with the power of science and technology through hands-on school programs as well as a series of free, family-friendly events hosted by well-known formal and informal educational organizations throughout Northern Nevada.