The team from the University of Johannesburg and their car Ilanga II have done RS Components proud in the Sasol Solar Challenge. There were days with grey skies and even rainy weather, the occasional bump in the road and tough terrains, but team spirits remained on a high.
The culminated in Cape Town on Saturday October 4th with an overall fifth place and third to finish out of the South South African teams. Ilanga II won the award for best innovation and technology.
We are proud to have been an integral part of the project and The University of Johannesburg’s number one fan.
The Solar Challenge overall results:
- Delft University’s Nuon Solar Team from the Netherlands clinched the title as the winners of the competition.
- Coming in2nd, the Anadolu Solar Team from Turkey.
- Followed by the team from UKZN in 3rd.
- and then the4th team in North West University.
- Our team the University of Johannesburg team, who came in 5th place and received the technology and innovation award.
- Maragon Private School Olympus in6th position.
- Tshwane University of Technology came in at number 7.
- Near East University from Cyprus were 8th.
- In9th position were University of the Witwatersrand
- with The University of Cape Town tailing in last in 10th position.