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.
- 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.
The newest of the ISF events, The Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge, features a spectacular venue for technical inspection at the Yas Marina F-1 course in Abu Dhabi. The event winds through the hills and across deserts of the United Arab Emirates and ends at the opening of the World Future Energy Summit. All of the competitors for the ADSC are college and university teams that have spent years building their entries and in some cases have partnered with UAE universities to enhance their potential for success on this challenging course.