Agoria Solar Team
Agoria Solar Team
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How many times has your team participated in the event?
Our team is participating in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge for the eighth time. Having not only 15 years of experience in solar racing, we also have over 150 Solar Team alumni to stand by our side and help us to make the best decisions in every situation.
What is the design philosophy behind your solar car?
Our design philosophy can be summarized by this year's slogan: Invent, Improve, Inspire.
By challenging ourselves and questioning whether every new or existing component can be made lighter, more efficient and more reliable, we laid the foundation for the BluePoint. Our eighth solar car is smaller and faster than her predecessors. She is filled with new inventions, innovations and improvements and we hope that our story will inspire youngsters to build a better world.
What is unique about your solar car?
By pushing the boundaries and questioning every design choice, our new solar car is the smallest, lightest and most efficient solar car ever built in Belgium. Not only that, but this was also the very first time we designed and produced the solar panel within the team, not outsourcing to an external party. After one year of research and development, this bold decision has resulted in a highly efficient solar panel and a lot of extra knowledge for our team.
Why does your team value participating in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge?
For us, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is a great stage: a stage where we, as a team, can show the potential of green energy to the world. We want to demonstrate that the technologies exist and that they can be used in a large variety of different applications.
It is also our moment to shine as a team and gives us an opportunity to thank all the companies, friends and family who supported us during this 15 month adventure.
What is the one thing your team is looking forward to when you visit Australia?
Throughout the years, hundreds of solar teams have jumped in the famous fountain in Adelaide, celebrating their journey through Australia. Although this fountain is found at the end of the race, for us it represents the end of an incredible journey and the start of a new chapter.