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First solar car contest launched in Abu Dhabi
World | science | 15:55, 06 May 2014 | 888

AKIPRESS.COM - solar car The Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge (ADSC), the first ever solar car competition to take place in the UAE, will navigate the entire country, starting and finishing in the UAE capital, Trade Arabia reported.

The challenge will take place from January 16 to 19, 2015, coinciding with Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and ending at the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit.

Sanctioned by the International Solarcar Federation (ISF) and jointly organized by Global EEE and Professional Sports Group, the challenge will attract over 20 of the top university solar car teams from Australia, Europe, America and Asia. The teams will travel from across the world to compete in the cross-country event similar to the World Solar Challenge in Australia and the American Solar Challenge in the USA.

Designed and built by university students the competing solar cars are complex machines that bring together the latest technologies from the renewable energy, aerospace and automotive industries.

The Petroleum Institute (PI) has brought together engineering and electrical engineering students to create a team for the ADSC.

While these solar car challenges seek to encourage competition among engineering students, they are also aimed at providing a means to convert their knowledge into real world solutions that promote energy efficiency.

The official challenge route and preliminary list of teams will be announced in the summer of 2014. The event will be open to the public.

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