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Flinders Automotive Solar Car Program
The Flinders Solar Car program has been running since 2016, and provides a global experience for Flinders students. They get to work closely with industry, leading academics in this field and are involved as a cross functional group to develop various aspects of the program from design, mechanical and electrical development through to bio medical support systems, software and on-board IT systems.
The program has so far seen four Flinders Solar Car Teams (FAST) complete the World Solar Challenge as part of their studies, learning and refining new skills that enhance, underpinning and grow their academic learnings to produce job ready graduates.
The program consists of a highly motivated team of undergraduate students, supported by academics, industry and system specialists to create and deliver a constantly evolving platform that embraces a technology and renewable driven future whilst maintaining the core engineering underpinnings of automotive design and build. With dedicated workshop space, project management and University support, the FAST program is set up to deliver a unique and potentially career defining experience to those who get involved!
Flinders FAST team is a supporter of the 2023 World Solar Challenge
The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge has been operating since 1987, welcoming the greatest minds from around the world to Australia to push the limits of technological innovation and travel the outback in a vehicle powered only by the energy of the sun.
Traversing 3,000km from Darwin to Adelaide, teams comprise of tertiary and secondary students from over 30 countries. These students and their support team have achieved greatness by engineering and building a vehicle with their own hands and powering it across some of the world's most challenging landscape.
Watch the story of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2019
© SATC 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
Be a part of the journey!
The team are always looking for new members to join and be part of the future program that will see the car evolve and be exposed to new technologies.
Being part of FAST is a unique business opportunity offering worldwide exposure in combination with education and research. The Flinders Automotive Solar car is developed using cutting edge technology and carefully established race strategies. The development of our team and solar car represents a new and stimulating challenge for Flinders University, as the development of our solar car represents a new direction for research and opportunity for students to pursue their passions in renewable energy technologies.
As we are looking to build strong foundations not only for our project, but future generations to come, FAST is looking for significant support. Including monetary and in-kind contributions covering everything from construction materials, to transport, accommodation and race supplies. Sponsors are what make our project possible, and our goals achievable. If you have any questions about sponsorship or in regards to our solar car please contact us via the links below.
Become a sponsor
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 08 8201 2834
IInterested in having the FAST car, SAE car or Motor Sports Simulator visit your school? Get in contact with our STEM Outreach team and we can organise school visits as part of our Flinders STEM Outreach program.
Thank you to our current sponsors
Hear from our major sponsor CEO Anthony Kittel of REDARC Electronics
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