THIS years Sasol Solar Challenge promises to be even bigger and better as youngsters have been roped in to be at the forefront of engineering tomorrow’s energy source technologies.
With the countdown to the 2018 Sasol Solar challenge officially launched at the Time Square Arena this afternoon, two schools will also be showing off their engineering skills by taking on the daunting challenge of creating a fast solar car.
The 2018 Sasol Solar Challenge sets off from Pretoria in September with more than a dozen solar racing teams, locally and internationally.
South Africa remains the ideal place for such a race as the country boasts exceptional sunlight which is ideal to the solar endurance event.
For eight days teams' vehicles will compete over a span of 2 500km all the way to the Mother City, Cape Town.