With 30 years of solar design experience, Midnight Sun has successfully created a combined total of 12 challenger and cruiser class vehicles.
The team’s first project vehicle dubbed “Midnight Sun Zero” due to its solar bike look, marked the beginning of our first chapter. For almost 10 years from 1990 to 1999, our team competed at Sunrayce, the precursor to what is now the American Solar Challenge. In 1999, we made our debut at the World Solar Challenge in Australia with MSV.
Midnight Sun has seen great success in the new Millennium, even breaking a 2003 Guinness World Record with MSVII for the longest distance traveled powered by the sun. Most recently in 2018, MSXII became the first Canadian cruiser-class vehicle to finish the American Solar Challenge.
Since 2016, our team has been designing and building consumer-oriented solar cars known as “cruisers” or Mult-Occupant-Vehicles. With practicality and performance being equal metrics in scoring, these vehicles are meant to blur the lines between commercial vehicles and solar transportation.