One of the questions I got asked most during the 2009 and 2011 World Solar Challenge was if I didn’t have a list of all the participating teams, with a photo and specifications of their car, and links to the websites, etc. I tried to make such a list, but it was very hard to complete, and in the end I managed only detailed pages for eight teams (see the archived 2011 team overview page).
This year I’m going to try it again, and I’ve created a PDF document with all 45 contestants (please click on the image on the right for the document). For every team there’s space for the team’s name, a photo of their car and/or team members, a number of specifications and links to their online resources. For 26 teams I’ve managed to find photos/computer renderings of their solar cars so far, but I hope to be able to increase that to many more in the following weeks and months.
For this, I request the help of my readers. If you are a solar racing team member, of know a team member and you spot a piece of missing or wrong information in this document, please let me know. You can do this either in the comments below or by sending me an e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org. I would be most grateful for any information.
About the document itself: please feel free to share it with any one you’d like. It will, however, always be a work in progress, so please make sure to share only the original link to this article: http://www.solarracing.org/2013/07/28/overview-of-all-2013-world-solar-challenge-teams, and not the PDF itself. By sharing the link, the person you’re sharing it with will always have the most recent version.