The SolarCar Project of the Bochum University of Applied Sciences

Towards a greener future

In 1999, Prof. Friedbert Pautzke initiated the SolarCar Project which is regarded as the flagship project of the Hochschule Bochum ever since. Every two years the World Solar Challenge starts in Australia. The competition entries from Bochum are always considered to rank among the most substantial innovations. The didactic basis “problem-based-learning”, a teaching-learning method is supposed to generate motivation and to help the trainees organize themselves. A variety of international awards and prizes feature the project. The SolarWorld GT’s round-the-world trip ensured an entry in the Guinness Book of Records in 2012. In 2015 the project was awarded with the German Solar Prize.

BWSC #6 - the final

The last day of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is a very special one for the Bochum team. A heartbeat final, which no one could have imagined more dramatically.
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Today was the second last day of the challenge and the blue.cruiser keeps on leading the field of the cruiser.
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BWSC Day #4

A stormy night i soften followed by a sunny day – at least if it is the fourth day of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.
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BWSC Day #3

The weather is rather untypical for the Australian outback and hence most of the SolarCars are struggling with rain and wind.
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