University of Northern Iowa Solar Boat

The UNI Solar Boat project is an extracurricular undergraduate program at UNI.  We compete annually in an international collegiate competition called Solar Splash.  Our mission is to apply solar technology to boating in an effort to promote clean energy to keep Iowa waters free of pollution.  The team is composed of students studying Electrical Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Graphic Design, and Computer Science at UNI.  Each year our team strives to improve electric boating technology using knowledge taught in the classroom as well as knowledge gained by research done outside of the classroom.


UNI is proud to host the 2011-2013 Solar Splash, the intercollegiate world championship of solar boat racing.