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The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: A Reflection By Chris Selwood AM

02 Sep 2020

"Over its 30 year history, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge has grown in stature from a somewhat quirky enterprise populated by nerdy inventors to a serious engineering challenge that has attracted the attention of some of the world’s most prestigious institutions.

But what is it?

The proposition is simple enough: Build a solar powered car and drive it across Australia.

But is it sport or science? Engineering or research? Education or adventure? And what about art?

Certainly it is a little of all of these things. But to understand where it’s going, we need to...


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