Apr 28, 2021

The Solar Challenge

  • Crimson Education
  • South Africa
Competition Skill Building


Green Automotive Engineering Contest

The Sasol Solar Challenge is a biennial competition. Teams from across the world design and build solar-powered vehicles to drive across South Africa.

To encourage young people to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – and to promote sustainable motoring.

The Sasol Solar Challenge notes with concern the global COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of all participants is our very highest priority. Organisers are monitoring the situation. The 2020 event has been postponed to 19 – 26 February 2021. Any changes will be communicated with teams, partners and spectators.

For more information visit the official site at http://www.solarchallenge.org.za




Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Application Deadline


Age Range

18 and older


International prestige, prizes tbc

Participation Cost

About R60 000 per team

Minimum Technical Skill Needed

Engineering, math, science

Time Commitment

Months, even years developing and testing.