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Introduction & Welcome
The purpose of the World Solar Challenge is to stimulate research into, and development of, sustainable
transport, meaning that the World Solar Challenge is primarily a design competition. The regulatory philosophy
is to provide the parameters upon which to base the design, rather than specify exactly how each is to be
achieved. Science and technology evolve and to encourage the most innovative ideas, so too do the event
requirements. It is the established practice for the detailed requirements and dates of the competition to be
announced on World Environment Day (June 5) in the year preceding the event.
Participation in the 2015 World Solar Challenge calls for the design and construction of a Solar Electric Vehicle
within the given design parameters, and driving the Solar EV across the continent of Australia in accordance
with these regulations.
The information contained herein is written for the purposes of conducting the 2015 World Solar Challenge
and must not be regarded as constituting definitive instructions as to how a Solar EV should be constructed or
The name â€œWorld Solar Challengeâ€ and the sun device logo are Registered Trade Marks maintained by the
Government of South Australia. This work is copyright Â© World Solar Challenge 2014. The World Solar
Challenge asserts its moral right to be identified as the copyright owner of the intellectual property contained
in this document whether in physical or electronic form.
Changes for 2015 include:
â€¢ The introduction of new media and Intellectual Property rules.
â€¢ Control Stop activities have been redefined. Teams may not do any work on their car during
control stop time.
â€¢ Solar EV size limits will apply to charging as well as driving. Teams may not reconfigure solar
collectors outside the dime