World Solar Challenge starts in Darwin

26th October 2009, Comments 0 comments

The tenth edition of the World Solar Challenge has started from the Australian town of Darwin.

Darwin - The tenth edition of the World Solar Challenge has started from the Australian town of Darwin.

A few dozen teams are competing in the over 3000 kilometre race in solar cars across the Australian desert.

Two Dutch teams have entered this year's competition: the Nuon Solar Team from the Technical University of Delft and another team from Twente University and Saxion University.

The Nuon Solar team has won the last four Challenges.

The race takes place every two years. Its objective is to stimulate the development of environmentally friendly transport.

The finish is in Adelaide in the south of Australia. The first competitors are expected to arrive on Wednesday evening or Thursday.

Radio Netherlands/Expatica

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