World Solar Challenge 2019
The 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge will officially start in Darwin on Sunday 13 October and finish on 20 October in Adelaide with the Event Awards Ceremony.
The world’s biggest solar challenge began in 1987 and is a 3,000 km endurance adventure that occurs once every two years making this year’s every the 15th crossing of Australia. Teams entering the World Solar Challenge are vying to become the first to deliver sustainable solar-powered electric vehicles.
This year a record 53 entries from 24 countries were received – how many will take to the start line in Darwin? Around 1,500 participants compete followed by a global audience of more than 25 million. It generates industry partnerships across energy, automotive, engineering, financial, material sciences and IT sectors.
Pictured is the Queensland-based Clenergy Team Arrow STF Car which is entered race. It is believed to be the world’s first commercially available solar car