World Solar Challenge 2015 coming in October!

The World Solar Challenge is coming up again this October, and the team list has been released. The teams (in three classes) for 2015 are shown below.

Note: the three lists below are now out of date – see later posts for updated information (Country list, Cruiser list, Challenger list).

Cruiser Class


(4 wheels, with 1 driver + passenger(s) and overnight charging at Alice Springs)

Challenger Class


(4 wheels, max. length: 4.5 m, max. width: 1.8 m, single stage: Darwin to Adelaide)

Adventure Class


(3 wheels, max. length: 5.0 m, max. width: 1.8 m, two stages)

Note: the three lists above are now out of date – see later posts for updated information (Country list, Cruiser list, Challenger list).

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26 thoughts on “World Solar Challenge 2015 coming in October!

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      • I know it’s hard to keep up with everything. I tend to concentrate on Facebook unless I think that there’s something missing, as with ITU.

        Still nothing on Beijing anywhere. We did have an e-mail address but got no reply.

      • I wound up writing a tool to scan the teams’ twitter feeds and look for interesting stuff. It’s not as good as it could be, however, and I’m still tinkering with it.

        And I’ve now written a brief post on ITU, but it’s queued up for early September (I’m trying to keep a sequence of posts going right up to the start of the race).

        Also, you will note from the three lists that I’m maintaining that I’ve put an orange flag next to Beijing (and next to Tehran, who seem to have gone offline). That isn’t to say that they won’t turn up, of course, but I wouldn’t put money on them doing so.

      • Yes, I don’t know how they expect people to know that they are fundraising. I found this via a google search for another team and a post by one of their sponsors. I wouldn’t expect many others to find it that way.

        Of course MIT have never done as well as might be expected in Solar racing. I suspect that, like Cambridge, it’s not really that high on their list of priorities.

  3. Looks like a very basic machine but I’m sure that they will learn a lot from WSC, I hope they make it there. They seem to have a lot of support from the university.

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