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Thomas Delvaulx

Solar Team VZW
Senior Consultant
Belgium

The Solar Team is a young group of seventeen student engineers of the University of Louvain. Their ultimate objective is to develop a new car that operates solely on solar energy. At this moment, we are fully concentrating on building the 6th Belgian solar car. For the duration of more than one year, the entire team has been investing all its effort, knowledge and energy in this project, in order to appear at the start of the World Solar Challenge in Australia, October 18.

This racing event in Australia is considered to be the unofficial World Championship for solar car racing.

The team’s first-time participation in the Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge last January deserves to be mentioned here for a most successful outcome: our car finished third and we distinguished ourselves by taking home a Best Marketing Award.

Besides these technical challenges, the Punch Powertrain Solar Team also strives to raise public awareness of the existence of adequate and sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels. It is one of our key strategies to encourage adolescents to take up studies which contribute to Tomorrow’s knowledge economy. We are doing this by challenging them to invest in innovation and to engage in the responsibilities of entrepreneurship.
The Solar Team organizes a variety of events to reach out to this target group: the Solar Olympics (a competition for secondary schools), stunts appearing on several media and networking events.