Thirty-two solar-powered cars start long the trek across Australia in the World Solar Challenge 2009. The solar cars representing teams from 15 countries were flagged off at Darwin parliament house at 8.30am and watched by hundreds of spectators and world media representatives who gathered as early as 7am.
Other than handling the solar car system, the teams would also face challenges, not to mention the weather conditions. The drivers’ stamina was not the only factor in winning the race, as they also had to synchronize with the information received from escort cars.
The World Solar Challenge is part of the Global Green Challenge 2009 which ends on Friday.