Roane County Schools Solar Racers

Current Project: 100% Solar Powered 1:10 Racers 2022-2023 Season

2021-2022 Season - Not available.

2020-2021 Season

1:1 Electric Rover


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Our mission is to engage students in exciting programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills. To educate students and the community about renewable energy and to have fun learning new life skills.

Solar Racers Requirements

(There are no exceptions to these requirements.)

Students must be to able to read and write.

Students must follow along with the rest of the class during class time.

Students must share project tasks and work with their team mates.

Concepts Covered

Some concepts covered in the group are listed below.


  • Learn proper use and understanding of tools, safety equipment, and electrical equipment

Engineering and Physics

  • Learn to solve drag, stability, gearing, and power to weight ratios


  • Learn how to design usable, efficient, and eye catching components

Problem Solving

  • Overcome engineering and design problems

Team Work

  • Work in a team environment to complete the project


  • Learn basic electronic concepts

Solar Power


Radio Control (RC)

  • Learn what the components are and how they work with each other

  • Motor, ESC, Servo, Transmitter, Receiver, Power Source

Contact Information

We are located at Midtown Educational Center (MEC). Class is open to all Middle and High school students. Classes are on Thursdays from 5:00 to 7:30pm and sometimes on Saturdays.

Interested and would like more information for your students?

Contact: Pete Goepfert