Welcome the the NT Model Solar Vehicle Challenge website.
This compettion gives students an exciting introduction to designing and building a vehicle powered only by the sun. On the way they will learn about science and engineering, as well as developing workshop and teamwork skills.
The winners of the Solar Car category are eligible to compete in Australian International Model Solar Vehicle Challenge. (we fund raise to assist with cost of travel to the Nationals).
Students will design and build model solar cars that have to cope with slopes, cornering and speeds of up to 20km/h as they race each other to the finish line on a specially designed track, without the aid of a driver. The Solar car however does have a passenger, an egg, that travels inside the car, and must be intact at the end of the race. Read more about the Solar Model Cars
Mini Challenge (Kit cars & boats)
Students design and build model solar boats that run in our specially constructed pool. Read more about Solar Boats.