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Flinders University to be leading light in solar challenge partnership.

It’s a match made in the heavens. Leading light in solar technology research Flinders University and the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge are embarking on an historic partnership to usher in a new generation of solar vehicles, via the world’s pre-eminent solar challenge event.

The organisations are delighted to announce a new sponsorship agreement that will boost the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge’s research strengths by harnessing the talents of the state’s leading nano-technology university.

Event Director Chris Selwood says the sponsorship agreement will be the first time in its 28 year history that a University has invested directly in the Event.

“It is a fitting, well-matched partnership in more ways than one,” Chris says.

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Bridgestone Announces Title Sponsorship for 2015 Challenge

10 March 2015, Bridgestone announces a return as title sponsor of the 2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.

Bridgestone Announcement Release

 

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World’s biggest solar challenge – record field set to shine

A record breaking 47 teams from 25 countries will take to the start line for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in October this year.


Environment Minister Ian Hunter said it was fantastic to be able to announce the largest ever field in the event’s history today - World Environment Day.


“Some of the very brightest young minds in the world are now preparing to take on the Australian outback in the 3000 kilometre journey from Darwin to Adelaide,” Mr Hunter said.


“They have to prove they have what it takes to deliver the world’s most efficient electric car,” he said.
Tourism Minister Leon Bignell said the event was an unique opportunity to embark on a cross-country adventure.

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DOUBLE DUTCH - TEAM EINDHOVEN Final Results

M E D I A  R E L E A S E Sunday 13 October, 2013

DOUBLE DUTCH – TEAM EINDHOVEN WINS CRUISER CLASS IN CLOSE CONTEST

EMBARGOED UNTIL 8.15 PM ADELAIDE TIME

The Dutch have dominated this year’s 2013 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Having already won the elite Challenger Class title when team Nuon crossed the line first on Thursday, Team Eindhoven made it two from two winning the Cruiser Class category announced tonight at the Awards Ceremony in Adelaide…media release attached.

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Judi Lalor - + 61 (0) 409188 129

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2013 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge FINAL RESULTS

Clipsal and Schneider Electric Challenger Class Final Results

Michelin Cruiser Class Final Results

GoPro GoPuck Adventure Class Final Results

 

 

 

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FLYING DUTCH SHINE THROUGH THE CLOUDS CONTEST FOR SECOND

Thursday 10 October, 2013

3 PM Darwin Time – provisional results Day 5

The Nuon team from Delft University, the flying Dutch in the Netherlands claimed their title back today in the Challenger class as they crossed the finish of timing line first in the 2013 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge at 10.03 Darwin time. They took 33.05 hours to drive their car, Nuna 7, 3021 kilometres on solar power averaging a speed of 90.71 kilometres per hour.

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