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The Michigan University team has today been awarded first place in the Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge, while second place went to the United Arab Emirate’s (UAE), Petroleum Institute. It is the first time the UAE has been represented in a solar car challenge. Belgium’s Punch Powertrain team took third place. The USA team was announced winners during the opening ceremony of the Abu Dhabi World Future Energy Summit, part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

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The Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge (ADSC), the first International Solarcar Federation (ISF) sanctioned event in the Middle East was launched at Yas Marina Circuit today.

Sponsored by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and hosted by Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, the event is part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW). The event will take place January 15-19 and will finish at the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit.

 

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ALL EYES ON ABU DHABI FOR INAUGURAL ABU DHABI SOLAR CHALLENGE

12 Jan 2015 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi will host the Middle East’s first ever competitive solar car competition this week, welcoming students from across the world for the Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge (ADSC).

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United Arab Emirates (UAE) rally and endurance driver Khaled Al Qubaisi was at Abu Dhabi’s Corniche to unveil the countdown clock for the Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge. He was also there to extend his support for the Petroleum Institute (PI), whose team is representing the country during the multi-stage, timed solar-car competition. Al Qubaisi joins other UAE motor sport champions, including Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi and Mohammed Ben Sulayem, who will together encourage the nation to rally behind the PI team and to support the international competition.  

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The Petroleum Institute (PI) today launched the solar-powered car that will represent the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the inaugural Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge, January 15-19, sponsored by ADNOC and hosted by Masdar. The super-sleek, high-tech vehicle will compete against 20 international teams in a multi-day, timed road competition across 1,200 kilometres of the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

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PETROLEUM INSTITUTE STUDENTS SUCCESSFULLY TEST SOLAR CAR

30 Oct 2014 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Petroleum Institute (PI) solar car team has successfully tested its solar car on the roads of Masdar City, ahead of its official unveiling in November.

PI is flying the flag for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as one of 20 university teams from around the world competing in the Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge (ADSC). The competition, which is the Middle East’s first International Solarcar Federation event, will be held across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi from 16-19 January 2015. It is sponsored by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), and hosted as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week by Masdar - Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company.

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The Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge took on a truly global flavor this week as top university teams from around the world confirmed their place in the Challenge at a conference held at Masdar Institute. This included the Petroleum Institute Team, who will fly the flag for the UAE, in entering the Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge.

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UAE STUDENTS TO TAKE ON WORLD IN ABU DHABI SOLAR CAR CHALLENGE

24 Sep 2014 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Held under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi & Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the inaugural Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge will take place between January 13 – 19, covering three days of qualifying and four days of competition. During which a team ofAbu Dhabi students are preparing to take on teams from around the world in the Abu Dhabi Solar Car Challenge, the first sanctioned event of its kind to be held in the Middle East.

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Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge Launched

05 May 2014 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge (ADSC), the first ever solar car competition to take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), was announced today.

Navigating the entire country, the 1,200km ADSC will start and finish in Abu Dhabi and take place from the 16-19 January, 2015. The race will coincide with Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and end at the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit.

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