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Infinite Energy Solar Car Challenge 2019

Infinite Energy, AIE Perth and the University of Western Australia (UWA) co-sponsored and hosted the Infinite Energy Solar Car Challenge for WA high school students on 12 November 2019.

After competing in round robin races in the morning – and a welcome ice-cream from Scoops R Us, courtesy of Infinite Energy – the successful teams went through to knock-out rounds after lunch, when the following winners emerged:

  • 1st place, $1,000 prize: John Forrest Secondary College which also won the award for best-engineered car;
  • 2nd place, $750 prize: Carey Baptist College;
  • 3rd place, $500 prize: John Forrest Secondary College;
  • 4th place, $250 prize: Morley Senior High School.

Certificates were also handed out for best 3-D printed design, most spectacular crash, and best video presentation.

Congratulations to all the students, teachers and parents involved and to the organisers, all of whom put in a great deal of effort over the year to bring the competition to fruition. Positive feedback is already rolling in with requests for it to be held again next year. Special thanks to UWA’s Jun Hua Guo as event organiser and scrutineer, Infinite Energy’s Morgan Munro and Emma Fox, and AIE Perth’s John Saratsis (MC), Noel Schubert and Barry Ladbrook. Also thanks to UWA and Willetton SHS for showcasing their MotorSports car and full-sized solar car respectively.

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