iLumen European Solar Challenge
The iLumen European Solar Challenge, also known as iESC or 24 hours iLumen European Solar Challenge powered by Circuit Zolder is a biannual race that takes place at the former F1 track of Circuit Zolder in Belgium. Not only is this a race on our home turf, it is also the only 24 hours endurance race for solar cars in the world. The solar cars face typical Belgian weather (rain, clouds and little sunshine) and also drive at night. To recharge their batteries, the solar cars can make a maximum of two stops for charging. This way, the race becomes a game of strategy: how fast can we drive during the night, to not deplete our battery?