Clenergy, an international solar solution provider, has confirmed its role as the main sponsor of Australia’s premier solar racing team for the 2015 World Solar Challenge. The Queensland team, officially named Clenergy TeamArrow, is set to be a strong contender for this year’s solar vehicle race.
TeamArrow was ranked the highest Australian finisher in the last World Solar Challenge and won the mechanical design award at the recent Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge. The two year sponsorship is indicative of Clenergy’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gasses and make the world a cleaner and safer place for future generations through sustainable transportation, innovation, team spirit and local support.
The biennial World Solar Challenge has attracted teams from around the globe since 1987. Cars must trek the 3,021km from Darwin to Adelaide across Australia’s outback using only 5kWh of stored energy with all other energy sourced from the sun or kinetic energy from the vehicle.
In strong alignment with this vision, Clenergy’s VP of International Sales and Marketing, Mario Guzzi, believes a small incremental change from many local and global citizens can result in large emission reductions overall. “Electric vehicles charged with clean renewable energy are at the forefront of sustainable transport solutions,” he said. “Significant carbon emission reduction is only achievable when everybody contributes”.
Clenergy TeamArrow’s preparations are well underway for the 2015 World Solar Challenge car race with the newly designed solar car soon to be revealed.