The Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge (ADSC), the first International Solarcar Federation (ISF) sanctioned event in the Middle East was launched at Yas Marina Circuit today.
Sponsored by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and hosted by Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, the event is part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW). The event will take place January 15-19 and will finish at the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit.
As part of ADSW, the challenge brings innovation in clean technology to life and highlights Abu Dhabi’s role as a leader in the sector. Abu Dhabi is welcoming university teams from Australia, Europe, America, Middle East and Asia to compete in the cross-country road event. The teams, which include Unites Arab Emirate’s own Petroleum Institute, will travel approximately 1,200km over the next four days in a battle for the championship title. The students have planned and prepared for city and desert road driving over the course of the event. This is no mean feat in a competition where smooth and economical driving are keys to success. Below are some more shots of the challenge: -