Founded in 1987, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is the world’s toughest solar race, with teams racing solar-powered vehicles from Darwin, down through the centre of the Australian desert, to the finish line in Adelaide in under six days. The race is held every two years in October and provides a platform for the development of sustainable vehicle technologies.
The Adelaide University Solar Racing Team competed in the challenger class in 2015, 2017, 2019 and will be again in 2023. This class has traditionally been dominated by the Dutch, American and Japanese teams, but we are working hard towards becoming the first Australian team to claim victory in years, and along the way develop the most advanced solar car ever constructed in South Australia.
Due to COVID-19 the 2021 BWSC has been cancelled, making the 2023 BWSC the next competition. Instead the team will compete in The Aussie Solar Challenge.