About

International Solarcar Federation (ISF) was formed to provide support and encouragement to organizers wishing to engage the hearts and minds of those seeking a different way.  To change the paradigm of  “how fast can we go” and move on from gas guzzling motor sport to promote the notion “how far can we go”!

The first general assembly and chartering meeting was held in Beatenberg, Switzerland in 1991.  ISF is managed by an Executive Board comprised of current and former international event directors and other individuals with extensive experience with building solar powered cars.  ISF is a non-profit organization.

EXECUTIVE BOARD OF ISF

Mr. Hans Tholstrup AM – Adventurer, futurist and solarcar legend is the current President of the International Solarcar Federation also represents Europe to the ISF.  Amongst his numerous achievements, Hans conceived and drove the first solar car (Quiet Achiever) across Australia in 1983 and went on to found the World Solar Challenge, and was its event director from 1987 to 1995.

Mr. Takahiro Iwata – Chief Engineer at Honda Motor Company, Team director of the Honda solar car (1990-1996), former director of the World Solar Car Rallye in Japan, and member of the Executive Board of the International Solarcar Federation and representative for Asia.

Mr. Chris Selwood – Director of the World Solar Challenge in Australia from 1996 to present, and member of the Executive Board of the International Solarcar Federation and representative for Australia and Oceania.

Mr. Dan Eberle – Director of the American Solar Challenge and Formula Sun Grand Prix 2000-Present, Faculty Advisor and Team Member of the Crowder College solar car teams from 1983 to 1992, Manager Sunrayce 1995-1999, and member of the Executive Board of the International Solarcar Federation and representative for the Americas.

Dr. Nabih Bedewi– International Solar Car Federation Executive Board member  and representative for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Dr. Bedewi was faculty advisor for the George Washington University solar car teams and has been instrumental in the formation of several solar and hybrid electric challenges in the MENA region and the US.

EMERITUS EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

Mr. Richard King (USA) – Director of the Solar Decathlon competition in the US Department of Energy, Director of the US Sunrayce from 1990 to 2001, and former member of the Executive Board of the International Solarcar Federation.  ISF President Emeritus.

Dr. Fredy Sidler (Switzerland) – President of Fondation Suisse – Santé Haiti, Director of the Biel School of Engineering and Architecture solarcar team from 1987 to 1996, and Emeritus member of the Executive Board of the International Solarcar Federation.