World Solar Challenge 2023 Regulations Have Been Released
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For all the solar enthusiasts, vehicle enthusiasts, and World Solar Challenge enthusiasts, the World Solar Challenge 2023 will be taking place between October 20 to October 27, 2023, from Darwin to Adelaide, Australia, and its Regulations have been released!
The aim of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is to stimulate research into, and development of, sustainable road transport. Participation in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge calls for the design and construction of a solar car within evolving design parameters and driving the solar car across the continent of Australia, between Darwin and Adelaide, in accordance with these regulations. The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is primarily a design competition. The regulatory philosophy is to provide the parameters on which to base the design, rather than specify exactly how to build a solar car. Each Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is different. Science and technology evolve and to encourage the most innovative ideas, event requirements also evolve. World Solar Challenge events typically introduce major regulatory ‘disruptions’ every second event to stimulate innovation, but also ensure within every event cycle that regulatory parameters are updated to reflect rapidly advancing technologies.
To view these regulations, please click HERE.
To view an informal discussion paper on Stability Considerations by Professor John Storey, please click HERE.
To see all of the participating solar cars at World Solar Challenge 2015, see below:
In 2019, Agoria Solar Team became World Champions in solar racing for the very first time in the history of our team! During the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, university teams from all over the world compete in a challenging race that takes them 3021 kilometers through the Australian outback, propelled forward only by the energy of the sun. Sit back and enjoy our 3021 kilometer journey in this unforgettable adventure from 2019, in the video published on Oct 17, 2020, “Winning the World Solar Challenge, a race for solar cars through the Australian outback“, below:
This is a video of composites of all the solar cars that participated in World Solar Challenge 2015. Our hats off to all of these students who worked toward their solar car projects. These photos and videos are taken/recorded and uploaded by sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker and rendered by Michael Nunamaker, in the video published on Oct 20, 2015, “World Solar Challenge (WSC) 2015 on Oct. 18, 2015-All Solar Cars“, below:
For more than 30 years, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge has welcomed the greatest minds from around the world to Australia to push the limits of technological innovation and travel the outback in a vehicle powered only by the energy of the sun. Traversing 3,000km from Darwin to Adelaide, teams comprise of tertiary and secondary students from over 30 countries, who together with their support team, achieve greatness by engineering and building a vehicle with their own hands and powering it across some of the world’s most challenging landscape. Watch the story of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, filmed in 2019, in the video published on Jun 4, 2020, “Bright Future| The Story of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge“, below:
How to build a solar car, as taught by Mark Westlake, Moderator of the Saint Thomas Academy Experimental Vehicle Team, Keith Reese, Advisor of the Houston Solar Race Team, and Lee Cabe, Advisor of the Newburgh Free Academy Solar Racing Team, in the video published on March 3, 2016, “Solar Car Construction Techniques“, below:
This is an interview with Mr. Chris Selwood, event organizer of World Solar Challenge 2013, on Oct. 10, 2013, at Hindmarsh Square of Adelaide, Australia, in the video published on Oct 28, 2013, “Interview of Chris Selwood, Event Organizer of Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2013“, below:
Chris Selwood is the organizer van de World Solar Challenge, in the video published on June 22, 2011, “Chris Selwood World Solar Challenge“, below:
Open Ceremony of Veolia World Solar Challenge 2011 at Darwin (capital city of Northern Territory), Australia, on Oct. 16, 2011, Sunday, around 8:30 A.M. Speaker in the footage is Mr. Chris Selwood (leader and rightful owner of this event). Person waiving the flag by starting point is Minister Gerry McCarthy (Minister of Transport of Northern Territory), in the video published on Oct 19, 2011, “Open Ceremony of Veolia World Solar Challenge 2011 at Darwin, Australia, part 1 of 2. wmv“, below:
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