September 26, 2016 | Blog | Write comment

24 hr European solarcar racing


 European solar challenge


Banner-iESC-1This weekend was the European Solar Challenge. This race is one of the major solarcar races in the world with the World Solar Challenge in Australia and the American Solar Challenge in North America.

The iESC is the first 24 hours endurance race ever for solarcars. For the very first time, solarcars can show their full potential with low power consumption and fantastic aerodynamics and challenge electric cars over the full 24 hours. During the Challenge, each team can make a maximum of 2 stops for charging.

Final result of the European solar car race:

  • Position 1: Solar Team Twente
  • Position 2: iLumen Tesla White
  • Position 3: Punch Powertrain Solar car


The following teams have confirmed their participation:

o   Team Cambria from Medellin, Colombia – Team presentation

o   Team Onda Solare from Bologna, Italy – Team presentation

o   Team Futuro Solare from Syracuse, Italy – Team presentation

o   Team PowerCore Suncruiser from Bochum, Germany

o   Team Solarworld GT from Bochum, Germany – Team presentation

o   Team Thyssenkrupp Sunriser from Bochum, Germany – Team presentation

o   Punch Powertrain Solar Team from Leuven, Belgium – Team presentation

o   ITU Solar Car Team from Istanbul, Turkey – Team presentation

o   Solaris Car Team from Izmir, Turkey – Team presentation

o   Solar Team Twente from Enschede, Holland – Team presentation

o   Team Solar Energy Racers from Uzwil, Switserland Team presentation

o   Cambridge University Eco Racing team from Cambridge, United Kingdom Team presentation









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Herve Billiet
Herve Billiet

Herve is a renewable energy veteran. He first designed a solar car when he was 21 years old. Soon after, he was invited by MIT in Boston to advance its sustainable transportation initiatives. Herve then designed his first residential solar system in 2009. After working for a few consulting firms, Accenture among them, the U.S. Department of Energy hired him as a Strategy Consultant on the largest renewable energy projects in the world. He would later join forces with his business partner, Joe Marhamati, to establish Ipsun Power.