Durham University Solar Car

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Bridgestone world solar challenge

Durham University has completed the challenge for the first time in the team’s history and was the highest ranking British team to finish in the Challenger class in 2023.

For over 30 years, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge has welcomed the greatest minds from around the world to Australia to push the limits of technological innovation and travel over 3000 km through the outback only powered by the sun.

Events

iLumen European Solar Challenge
Durham Celebrate Science Festival

Innovation

We are incredibly proud of the cutting edge designs that the solar car boasts, allowing it to compete in the harshest of environments. From the lightweight chassis to the highly efficient motor, that was built in-house, there’s very little this solar car does not have. 

Become a Partner

Innovation and events are entirely funded by our generous partners, allowing us to compete at the highest level, on the world stage. We choose to work with those that believe in what we are doing and acknowledge the importance of a sustainable future.

“Solar car is a team that pushes you to grow, and I owe my credibility as an engineer to the team.
It’s real. It’s tough. It’s rewarding. One of the most exhilarating and unique experiences a student will see.”

⁠— Vedika Bedi, Team Principal 2024

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