What is The World Solar Challenge?
Occurring once every two years, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge allows secondary and tertiary students to design, engineer and build a solar-powered vehicle that can traverse across Australia’s driest, loneliest terrain.
In 2019, the event drew in 1,500 participants from 24 different countries and a massive 25 million spectators from all around the globe. It’s also like a big networking event — it generates massive interest and partnerships from energy, automotive, engineering, financial, material sciences, and IT sectors.
The challenge, according to the website, is a “test of team and technology”, which really emphasises how important teamwork is in this challenge, not to mention the logistics of creating a solar-powered vehicle!