Participation in the World Solar Challenge is the ultimate goal of many. As with most ISF recognised events it is unique. With a maximum time of 6 days, teams in the Challenger Class run in a single stage, creating their own self-sufficient camp in the desert each evening before setting off again the following morning. The ultimate endurance event starting just 12 degrees south of the equator and crossing the vast wilderness of central Australia to arrive in Adelaide some 3000Km so the south.
The American Solar Challenge (ASC) is a multi-day, 1200-1800 mile cross-country road race across North America. The event is typically held every other year during the summer and is open to solar car teams from countries all over the world. The routes have varied greatly over the course of the event’s rich history, but they are always designed to provide teams with a great opportunity to demonstrate their solar cars under real world driving conditions and thoroughly test the reliability of all onboard systems.of weather conditions will be encountered. ASC is intended to test the reliability and endurance of all solar car systems.
The winner of ASC is determined by the total elapsed time to complete the race route. If your university is interested in entering the next ASC competition, please visit our registration page and download the regulations for the event.
The Somabay Egyptian Solar Challenge (SESC) will take place in Egypt on 17-21 March 2017. It is the second event to be held as part of the United Solar Challenge (USC), and will coincide with the 2017 Global Hybrid-Electric Challenge – Egypt. Prequalifying will be held 14-16 March through a number of static and dynamic scrutineering and qualifying sessions, with the cars competing head-to-head for pole position on the final day of qualifications. The SESC will start and finish at the beautiful Somabay Red Sea resort on the first four days, and will end in Cairo on the fifth (final) day. On their finish in Cairo the cars will parade in finishing order to the ancient Pyramids at the Giza Plateau.
- It is a race with fuel cell vehicles and solar cars to be held in Akita Prefecture Ogata, which also features a solar bicycle race.
World Green Challenge began as Solar car race WSR, which began in 1993 (World Solarcar Rally)
and (World Solar Bicycle Race) solar bicycle race WSBR, which started in 1994,
and is a race that integrates JISFC, All Japan Student solar and fuel cell vehicles race. Every summer it is held on the dedicated “Ogata solar sports line” of around 25km of Akita, Ogata.
The Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) is an annual track race that is held on grand prix or road style closed courses. This unique style of solar car racing is open to teams from around the world and truly tests the limits of the vehicles in handling curves, braking, and acceleration. On years when the American Solar Challenge (ASC) is held, FSGP serves as the qualifier race for this competition. The racing strategy applied during the three day FSGP track event is different than the cross-country ASC event. Driver training, passing strategy, and quick pit stops are crucial for teams racing in FSGP.
The winner of FSGP is determined by the total number of laps completed over the three days of racing. The team that completes the fastest single lap around the track is also recognized in the awards ceremony. If your university is interested in entering the next FSGP competition, please visit our registration page and download the regulations for the event.
Carrera Solar Atacama summons teams from all the world to generate innovation and research on photovoltaic technologies, along with contributing to the development of sustainable means of transport and the formation of young entrepreneurs that develop consciousness about the important role that renewable energy sources play on becoming a more sustainable society. At the same time, the event aims to create an environment of collaboration and network construction among students and professionals that share interests on the different topics that drive development sustainable transport.
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