Biennial event – held in October since… 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019…

Whilst there may have been some hiccups along the years, check the World Solar Challenge website for the date for the next scheduled biennial World Solar Challenge event — an event that is based on a competitive field of solar cars crossing the Australian continent powered by nothing but the sun. Teams are required to research, build and design vehicles capable of completing the 3,000 km journey from tropical Darwin in the Northern Territory, to cosmopolitan Adelaide in South Australia.

UNSW Solar Team - Sunswift IV
UNSW Solar Team – Sunswift IV – World Solar Challenge 2011

On-route starting in Darwin, they pass through Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, then through Marla, Cadney Homestead, Glendambo, Port Augusta and ending in Adelaide in South Australia.

More information on previous and upcoming events:

Check out our archive from previous years events:

World Solar Challenge 2007
World Solar Challenge 2007