“Veolia World Solar Challenge”
Across Australia: Darwin to Adelaide
The 2011 Veolia World Solar Challenge saw 39 teams from 20 countries qualify for this years event.
This unique event has teams racing in friendly competition, departing from Darwin, travelling some 3,000 km south to Adelaide.
The race is about energy management, which was based on the original notion that a 1,000W car would complete the journey in 50 hours. Indeed from the original average speed set by the winning vehicle in 1987, to now, it is easy to see how technology has improved. See their Roll of Honour for more details.
Control Stop locations were: Katherine (NT), Dunmarra (NT), Tennant Creek (NT), Barrow Creek (NT), Alice Springs (NT), Kulgera (NT), Coober Pedy (SA), Glendambo (SA), Port Augusta (SA), Angle Vale (SA).
AusEmade was excited to be at the Alice Springs Control Point to capture the following images of the ‘Solar Challengers’ and their Support Team…
- Ashiya University Solar Car Project – Sky Ace V
- Aurora Vehicle Association – Aurora Evolution – 45 – Australia
- Tokai University – TokaiChallenger2 – 1 – Japan
- Umicore Solar Team – Umicore – 8 – Belgium
- University of Michigan – Quantum – 2 – USA
- UNSW Solar Team – Sunswift IV – 74 – Australia
Check out our archive from previous years events:
World Solar Challenge 2011 >