Exactly one month from now, on January 15th, 2015, the Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge will start. As it is the first time for this event to be held, it’s doubly exciting! More than twenty solar car teams from all over the world will travel to the United Arab Emirates for a four day event.
I can now also “officially” reveal that I will travel to Abu Dhabi to attend the event, and live blog about it. This was made possible by the International Solarcar Federation, for which I am very grateful.
The route of the event (click image on the right) will take the teams over a distance of 1200 km both along the coast and deep into the desert. The landscapes should be spectacular.
As can be seen on the map, on all days except day three, the teams return to the city of Abu Dhabi at the end of the race day, which should make blogging about the event a bit easier.
According to the climate tables for Abu Dhabi, the teams can expect warm, sunny days, which should make the lives of the team strategists a bit easier (but you never know for certain!)
In the coming weeks, I will publish a team list, and one or more team overview so we can follow their activities. I’ve seen on the social media that many teams have started preparations for the event, so there should be lot of good stuff. During the event, I will blog (mainly on the social media) about what I observe of the event itself. I’m really excited to be going there!
If you read this, and are a member of one of the participating teams, and if you would like to share some information for me which might be interesting to write about, please contact me by e-mail (or shout out on the Facebook or Twitter page)