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2019 BWSC Award Winners

21 Oct 2019

The 2019 BWSC Awards Ceremony was a fitting farewell to an incredible adventure had by all involved, from the teams, to volunteers, officials and supporters.…

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It's Cruise Control all the way from Solar Team Eindhoven

21 Oct 2019

Solar Team Eindhoven from the Netherlands have proven it's in a class of its own, claiming a fourth consecutive Cruiser Cup in the 2019 Bridgestone…

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Bridgestone returns as Title Sponsor of Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

21 Oct 2019

Bridgestone Corporation has announced its continued support and renewal as the title sponsor of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC). The agreement, with the South…

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A Playground of Innovation

19 Oct 2019

The cars of tomorrow, packed with features you can expect to see on our driving horizon, were on show today at the City of Adelaide…

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Cruising to the Finish Line

18 Oct 2019

The City of Adelaide was filled with joy today, as the field of Challenger and now Cruiser Class teams spent the day crossing the City…

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Agoria Claims Their First BWSC Title

17 Oct 2019

Few can remember a more dramatic day in BWSC History, with Agoria Solar Team from Belgium claiming their first title.  Agoria Solar Team charged into…

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Update: Vattenfall Goes Up in Flames On Final Stretch

17 Oct 2019

The lead changed dramatically in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge this morning. Vattenfall Solar Team’s Nuna X was taken out of the race, catching fire…

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Winds Dash Hopes for the BWSC Contenders

16 Oct 2019

Despite all of the hard work and preparation, unfortunately Mother Naure can be the most brutal, unpredictable adversary when it comes to the BWSC. This…

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Hello Adelaide!

16 Oct 2019

There’s more than one reason to celebrate completing the incredible 3,000 km journey! Not only have you finished this adventure, but you’ve arrived in –…

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The Leading Gap Closes on Challenge Day 3

15 Oct 2019

As they near the home stretch, the leading teams are making for an exciting final two days of their journey to Adelaide. The top Challenger…

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Charging For the Future

15 Oct 2019

The Cruiser Class of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is so much more than a type of solar car. With fuel-powered vehicles an increasing burden…

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BWSC on Instagram

15 Oct 2019

With over 40 teams travelling 3,000km down the middle of Australia from Darwin to Adelaide, it can be hard to stay connected. Thankfully, we have…

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Explore Adelaide with Beam

15 Oct 2019

Adelaide is one of Australia's most exciting cities, with a burgeoning food and wine scene, and plenty of places to explore - there's a lot…

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Powers Shift on Challenge Day 2

14 Oct 2019

It’s been two days of excitement – and in some cases tension – on the first two days since the cars have departed State Squre…

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Twente Take Top Spot After Challenge Day 1

13 Oct 2019

Solar Team Twente from The Netherlands set the pace in ‘RED E’, the smallest car in the competition, with an early lead in the Bridgestone…

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Debutants claim P1 in Dynamic Scrutineering

12 Oct 2019

They call themselves Top Dutch Solar Racing and there's little doubt the first-year team from Groningen in the Netherlands is anything else after their Green…

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A Dynamic Day Ahead

11 Oct 2019

It’s called a challenge for a reason! As the Sunday start line draws closer for competitors in the world’s largest solar challenge, many teams were…

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Day 4 Wrap: True Grit

10 Oct 2019

The BWSC is no easy feat. Teams work for up to 2 years - sometimes more - preparing for this unique adventure. Once the regulations…

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It Takes a Village

10 Oct 2019

With over 45 Teams, each with their very own custom built solar vehicle – built to specific regulations – traveling 3,000kms through the centre of…

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Sharing the Stuart Highway

10 Oct 2019

A sparkling, much loved Kenworth 509 road train with its experienced driver and National Road Transport Hall of Famer, Jeff Fulwood, behind the wheel, hit…

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Day 3 Wrap: Ups and downs abound

09 Oct 2019

Weigh-ins, spin-outs and blow-ups – Wednesday had it all at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Whether it was Western Sydney’s 116.8kg machine beating the previous…

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Daily Wrap: Tuesday 8 October

08 Oct 2019

  The big guns rolled out to the scrutineering floor of the Darwin Convention Centre on Tuesday, with the defending class champions – Dutch teams Vattenfall…

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Day 2 Preview: Dutch Powerhouses prepare for test

08 Oct 2019

Dutch powerhouse teams Vattenfall and Eindhoven will take to the scrutineering floor on Tuesday with the machines they hope will successfully defend their respective Challenger…

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Daily Wrap: Monday 7 Oct

07 Oct 2019

The first day of Static Scrutineering for 2019 was a busy one, with 12 teams presenting to the scientific faculty.   Static Scrutineering is an official…

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The Best of #BWSC19: Mon 7 Oct

07 Oct 2019

The best way to check out what's happening at the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge? Just check out #BWSC19! All of the Teams are now…

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Five States in a Small World: ATN Solar Car Team Update

06 Oct 2019

For many teams, it’s a huge logistical exercise coordinating an often large and diverse group of people with differing skill sets and backgrounds, in order…

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Teams Heating Up

30 Sep 2019

The BWSC is officially getting close now, with BWSC Week in Darwin kicking off this Sunday 6 October. Many of the teams are on the…

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STEM, Solar Cars and Regional Australia

30 Sep 2019

The BWSC Outreach Program presented by Flinders University kicked off the 2019 BWSC Journey, with the Aurora Solar Car team joined by Flinders University to…

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Welcome to Darwin

23 Sep 2019

It's the home of the BWSC Start Line and the capital of the Northern Territory - Darwin is a city not to be missed on…

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5 Stories of Innovation from South Australia

20 Sep 2019

The BWSC is in good company in South Australia, with the state known well as the innovation capital of Australia, and the home to a…

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The Bridgestone Why

20 Sep 2019

The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is the most elite solar challenge in the world, with hundreds of participants, years of preparation and a route of…

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A FABULOUS ADVENTURE FOR PRISCILLA

18 Sep 2019

The Stage is set for a faaabulous adventure at the BWSC for Priscilla - the Australian Technology Network Solar Car Team's Car for 2019. Can…

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Team Update

17 Sep 2019

There's less than a month to go until a parade of solar cars sets off from Darwin! We've been keeping up with all of the…

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Life in the FAST Lane

16 Sep 2019

The Flinders Automotive Solar Team (FAST) are hoping to Cruise their way from Darwin to Adelaide this October – their second time participating in the…

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BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO THE BWSC ROUTE: PART 2

12 Sep 2019

In this two-part series, BWSC Event Director Chris Selwood AM gives us his unique perspective of the 3000km journey from Darwin to Adelaide that forms…

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Beginner's Guide to the BWSC Route: Part 1

12 Sep 2019

At it’s simplest, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is a design competition for solar vehicles. But if you stand back just a little bit, it’s…

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End of the Road: Welcome to Adelaide

10 Sep 2019

After an incredible 3000km journey the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge finds it's finish in the heart of South Australia, right smack bang in the middle…

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BWSC Teams Down Under

09 Sep 2019

While the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge officially kicks off in October, some of the teams aren't wasting any time, and have already arrived here in…

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Win Big With Your BWSC Memories

09 Sep 2019

While innovation takes centre stage at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, in reality, we experience a lot more than technological and engineering marvels! Stories of…

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Spotlight on the Stops: Coober Pedy

05 Sep 2019

As the BWSC Teams continue traveling down the route from Alice Springs, they'll soon make their way towards the NT/SA Border. The control stop in…

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Spotlight on the Stops: Alice Springs

28 Aug 2019

About half way between Darwin and Adelaide, in what many refer to as the Red Centre, you’ll find the iconic and stunning Alice Springs. A…

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Flat Packs and Royalty - The Story behind Ardingly College Solar

28 Aug 2019

With BWSC participants designing, engineering and producing some of the world's most elite solar vehicles, it can be easy to forget that some of them…

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Get to know the BWSC Outreach Program presented by Flinders University

28 Aug 2019

We're taking the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge on a road trip in 2019, with the BWSC Outreach Program presented by Flinders University. With over 3000km…

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Schools Kids to collect climate data for CSIRO scientists for BWSC Outreach Program presented by Flinders University

28 Aug 2019

Today it was back to school for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge and Flinders University Outreach team. Sharing the message of how understanding and learning…

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Spotlight on the Stops: Barrow Creek

26 Aug 2019

Just over 200km after their stop in Tennant Creek, the teams will arrive in Barrow Creek – the traditional home of the Kaytetye Aboriginal people.…

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Spotlight on the Stops: Tennant Creek

26 Aug 2019

From Daly Waters the teams will make their way towards Tennant Creek, just another 400km down the road, home to one of the most iconic…

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Spotlight on the Stops: Daly Waters

22 Aug 2019

Whenever you’ve heard anyone from the BWSC community talk about the Daly Waters, 9 times out of 10 they’ll mention the Daly Waters pub in…

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Spotlight on the Stops: Katherine

20 Aug 2019

On the first day of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the teams will all set off from the heart of Darwin and commence the all-important…

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Force in the USA

15 Aug 2019

When it comes to technology, science and innovation,Tesla and Google are at the top of the food chain. They’re also two names counted amongst the…

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New Dutch Team Aims for the Top

08 Aug 2019

From Vattenfall (formerly Nuon Solar Team) to Solar Team Eindhoven, the Dutch are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to solar car…

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Under the Bologna Sun

25 Jul 2019

‘Believing in a cleaner world does not mean to give up an asset but to fully enjoy it in a sustainable way.’ Inspiring words once…

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Aussies Taking on the World

25 Jul 2019

Ever heard the phrase 'Eat, Sleep, Solar Car, Repeat'? Neither had we, until we met the Western Sydney Solar Team.  Heading into the 2018 American…

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Lex and Lightyear – BWSC’s Bright Future

24 Jun 2019

In 2012, a group of students in The Netherlands approached the Board of their University, proposing a new team to participate in the Bridgestone World…

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CHARGING THE FUTURE – NEXT-GEN DREAMS TO REALITY

11 Jun 2019

Adelaide, Australia. Tuesday June 11, 2019 Speaking from Victoria Square, home of the BWSC finish line, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, David Ridgway confirmed…

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A Solar Guinness World Record by Sunswift

21 Dec 2018

The University of New South Wales Solar Car team Sunswift has added another achievement to their history books: setting a Guinness World Record. Sunswift, who…

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One on One with Chris Selwood AM

19 Nov 2018

To celebrate the Year to Go mark in the countdown to the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, we sat down with Event Director Chris Selwood…

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