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Follow the sun in Morocco 2021

BayWa r.e. is continuing to support Team Sonnenwagen and its mission to develop a record-winning solar powered car – entirely powered by the sun.



Following last year’s 24hr iLumen Solar Challenge, the team is now gearing up for the 2021 Solar Challenge Morocco ‘follow the sun’ race due to take place this autumn. Check out the new team, new car and new milestones. Over the coming months, we will follow the team as they prepare for Morocco and look ahead to how plans for the 2,500km race, set over five days and five key stages, are shaping up!

Pushing Boundaries

Take a look back at Team Sonnenwagen’s 2019 journey as it takes part in the last Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

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Start: Darwin
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Katherine
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Daly Waters
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Tennant Creek
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Barrow Creek
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Alice Springs
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Kulgera
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Coober Pedy
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Glendambo
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Port Augusta
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Finish: Adelaide
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Sonnenwagen News

Meet the team

Now in its sixth year, the Sonnenwagen team has a new management team and around 50 members drawing together expertise across a range of disciplines including engineering, design, solar energy, battery systems and aerodynamics.

Below we meet some of the talented team members who have been helping Team Sonnenwagen to drive forward the future of eMobility.

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Podcast with Nadia Homann from Team Sonnenwagen

With incredible speeds of up to 140 km/h, team Sonnenwagen journeyed through the Australian outback powered purely by solar energy! In this podcast, we spoke to Nadia Homann, engineering student and member of Team Sonnenwagen, about the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, how the race went for the team and her thoughts towards women in engineering. Listen to the podcast right here.

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Meet the masterminds behind this revolutionary solar powered car

3022 km across the Australian outback, at an average speed of more than 80 km/h, powered by the sun, the worlds most renowned universities and teams come together for a demonstration of true teamwork, competitive spirit and determination.

Sonnenwagen Aachen are a team of innovative students who believe solar technology and sustainable mobility concepts are crucial for the future.

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Hard work pays off. Sonnenwagen Aachen are on the road! Let the games begin.

“Our goal is to drive innovation in the areas of lightweight construction, solar energy and the driving strategy to show the world that e-mobility is the future.”

Sonnenwagen Aachen are officially on their way to the World Solar challenge. With unpredictable weather conditions, harsh terrain and sleepless nights, will they prove victorious? Join us as we witness a feat of true passion and teamwork.

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