As of March 1st, CalSol has officially registered to compete in the 2011 World Solar Challenge in Australia!
This event will take place in October of 2011, where teams will start in Darwin. After a careful week-long scrutineering process that assesses the safety and functionality of the car, teams will be allowed to make their way on public highways South towards the final destination, Adelaide. The race will cover over 3000km (1890 miles) over the course of seven days and traces a route from the northern tip of Australia to the southern tip.
Impulse, the solar vehicle we are currently in the midst of constructing, has been keeping us busy in all aspects of mechanical and electrical engineering. In preparation for this race we are working very hard to make this car the best CalSol has seen. More and more, as the race date draws closer, our dream of Australia becomes a clear reality.
We understand deeply that without any of you, our intense supporters, CalSol would have never reached where it’s at today. We really appreciate all of your help and warm wishes, and we would once again like to send out a big thank you to all our friends, sponsors, and anyone who has been here for us over the years!