SunSprint Model Solar Challenges

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The UNSW SunSprint Solar Challenge is an event for K-12 designed to make learning fun. SunSprint is sponsored by the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Science and the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering.and the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltics


SunSprint - Fri 4th and Sat 5th September 2015
Minisprint - Sat 5th September 2015


UNSW Quadrangle Lawn - via - Barker St, Kensington

 Proudly sponsored by the
UNSW Faculty of Engineering,
Faculty of Science,
School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering 
and the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltics

Event coordinated by: Kite Magic, Coogee

Helping the Challenge run smoothly are members of the
Sunswift UNSW Solar Racing Team - visit

The UNSW SunSprint Model Solar Car Challenge is an exciting competition for high school students in Years 7 to 12 where they team up to design, build and race a model car powered only by the energy of the sun.

In Profile - Sanika Waghulde

Sanika Waghulde - PV Engineering

Degree program: Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy Engineering

After participating in the Great Engineering Challenge during high school, I was interested and researched online about the programs offered... I belong to Engineers Without Borders, Renewable Energy Society and Women in Renewable Energy... After I graduate, I plan to work in the renewable energy industry or in the sustainability in an organisation.


In profile - Sharon Young

Sharon Young - PV Engineering

Degree program: Photovoltaic Engineering

I’ve been interested in renewable energy and solar power for a long, long time.  I designed my first energy efficient house in Grade 3!  I was also involved in solar car racing at the time.  It seemed like a natural progression... I have really enjoyed being able to do the strand subjects as well as the core subjects of my degree.  That’s been quite fun and has helped me build a well-rounded education.  4th year has been challenging, interesting, and fun.  I’ve loved the courses I’ve been able to take and the stretch of my honours thesis...