Twenty-one students form the basis of the Punch Powertrain Solar Team. We started in July 2016 and have set out to build a top notch solar car in only 15 months. We're going to race in various competitions, including the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.
As a non-profit, we aim to fulfill our 4 main goals.
- The promotion of renewable energy. Racing on solar energy generated by the solar panels on top of our solar car, serves as a very strong example of the possibilities of solar energy.
- Generate interest among young people for science and technology. Together with different partners, we organize a yearly event called the Solar Olympics. We challenge all high school students of Flanders to build a solar car or solar powered gadget. After a couple of feedback sessions organised by us, they have the opportunity to exhibit their creation.
- Promotion of advanced technologies. We combine some of the best Belgian technologies in our solar car.
- Facilitate and encourage entrepreneurship. Every two years, the team members involved in building the solar car change. The alumni gathered over the past years come together on a regular basis to discuss sustainable solutions towards prevalent problems.