SOLAR CHALLENGE

To be held in Abu Dhabi in early 2022 and promoted by H.E. Abdulla Jasim AL Nowais, Chairman of the AL Nowais Group, promises to be one of the Emirate’s premier events showcasing Abu Dhabi as a world leader in sustainability and renewable energy, education, and youth empowerment.

6 DAY CHALLENGE

Only making use of energy that has been harvested from the sun combined with their engineering and strategic intellectual skills, the teams will pilot their vehicles around 2500 km of Abu Dhabi public roads over six days.

REGULATIONS

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The 2022 Oasis Solar Challenge regulations are based on the latest Bridgestone World Solar Challenge Regulations with minor changes to suit the event format local governing laws. 

Bridgestone World Solar Challenge © Technical Regulations licensed under creative commons. 

 
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YAS MARINA
CIRCUIT

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WORLD-CLASS
VENUE

The Yas Marina Circuit is the Official Host Venue of the 2022 Oasis Solar Challenge.  As one of the world’s most renowned Formula 1 circuits, your solar cars and drivers will have the experience of a lifetime testing at this magnificent venue. You heard right; solar cars will be testing on the Yas Marina Circuit.  Teams will also be stationed at the circuit with permanent pits to be set up for the duration of the challenge with all the amenities that you may ever need available exclusively to participants of the Oasis Solar Challenge. 

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INTERNATIONAL
TEAMS

EXCITING
ROUTE

CHALLENGE FORMAT

The 2022 Oasis Solar Challenge will run for two weeks and will have up to 15 teams from universities and high schools around the world competing against each other through the Arabian Desert and its ‘oasis’ – Abu Dhabi.

Teams will start and finish daily at Yas Marina Circuit and travel via various designated highway routes through the Arabian Desert.  Each day will include a compulsory Control Stop with the opportunity to complete Loops in order to rack up more kilometres on your solar car. 

The Oasis Solar Challenge will be the first event of its kind by combining stages that are either distance focused, or time-based.  A “marathon stage” is set to take place halfway through the challenge and will span over a period of 2 days. 

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CLASSES

*For the 2022 edition of the event only Challenger Class solar cars will be permitted to enter.

 

ADVENTURE

Cars entered into the Adventure Class do not typically conform to the regulations of Challenger nor Cruiser Class solar cars but are essential to provide the challenge experience to participants as well as allowing new technologies and innovations to be tested. 

CRUISER

Cars entered into the Cruiser Class are designed to be practical for everyday use and normally include four seats and a storage compartment.  These vehicles represent the future of mobility globally.

CHALLENGER

Cars entered into the Challenger Class are newly built, multi-wheeled, single-seater vehicles that are built for maximum energy efficiency, performance, and endurance.  These vehicles are typically viewed as the F1 of solar cars. 

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