Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge 2015

Posted on Jan 12, 2015 by

Abu Dhabi will host the Middle East’s first ever competitive solar car competition. The Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge, to be held from Janauary 15th to 19th, will see teams from Australia, Europe, America and Asia participate in the competition. The University of Michigan from the USA, Tokai University from Japan, and Queensland University of Technology from Australia have already confirmed participation. The Petroleum Institute (PI) team will be representing the .

Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge 2015

Designed and built by university students, the competing solar cars are complex machines that bring together technologies from the renewable energy, aerospace, and automotive industries. The students taking part will contribute to the next generation of engineers and scientists, in the UAE and globally.

 Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge is sponsored by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and hosted by Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, as part of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW).

Teams confirmed in the Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge include:

Team NumberTeam NameInstitution
1YasPetroleum Institute
2QuantumUniversity of Michigan
8Indupol OnePunch Solar Team VZW
9Onda SolareUniversity of Bologna
15SER-2ZHAW School of Engineering
17Mercury 5Illinois State University
29HeolEco Solar Breizh/Mines ParisTech/Ayyad University
30TeamArrowQueensland University of Technology
32RA 9Principia College
34SOCRATIstanbul University
55HITHiroshima Institute of Technology
75TokaiTokai University
Team OKINAWA Solar car Project
STEM Okinawa
95Apollo VINational Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences
256OSUVSTOregon State


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