Clenergy, the leading solar solution provider, was glad to announce its platinum sponsorship of the only Malaysian solar power vehicle team, the Eco Photon UiTM Solar Team, to compete in the 2015 World Solar Challenge. Their solar car “Stingray” will compete in the Challenger Class.
Since the establishment of the Malaysia regional office, Clenergy is active in the Malaysian solar power industry. This sponsorship is another strong indication of Clenergy’s commitment to support the Malaysian solar power industry.
The World Solar Challenge is an extreme endurance event and the premier forum for electric vehicle technology. It presents a challenge for the students from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) to produce a green energy vehicle to race across Australia from Darwin to Adelaide - a 3000km journey. Though it is the first time for the Eco Photon UiTM Solar Team to join the challenge, they have won two consecutive years of Shell Eco-marathon Asia challenge since 2014.
“We are glad to be part of this collaboration between universities and enterprises in Malaysia and all over the world for innovative solar technology advancements.” said Robert Vose, Clenergy Malaysia regional manager, “These competitions encourage the development of innovative technology, some of which will eventually be commercialized to become part the evolving EV ecosystem. It is also a great challenge for the next generation of engineers and renewal energy entrepreneurs.”
The 2015 World Solar Challenge began on the 18th of October. The Eco Photon UiTM Solar Team has arrived in Australia and began their challenge. We wish them all the best for the race! For more updates about Eco Photon UiTM solar team, please visit their Facebook.