Innovation for a brighter future
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 the outback in a vehicle powered only by the energy of the sun.
Teams, usually comprising of tertiary and secondary students, traverse 3,000 kilometres from Darwin to Adelaide in a solar-powered vehicle designed, engineered and built with their own hands.
Teams of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge bring the world’s foremost innovation challenge to life - delivering sustainable personal transport.
Our event, the world’s biggest and most prestigious solar challenge, began in 1987 and occurs once every two years. In 2019, a record 53 entries from 24 countries were received and around 1,500 participants were observed and followed by a global audience of more than 25 million. The event generates industry partnerships across energy, automotive, engineering, financial, material sciences, and IT sectors. And Bridgestone World Solar Challenge alumni have progressed from participation in our event to employment with some of the world's leading engineering, automotive, and sustainable transport companies.