In a half-day trip pupils (10-12 yrs) build their own solar-power driven mini-boats and test the buoyancy and velocity of their design.
YOUNG SOLAR CHALLENGE
Young Solar Challenge is organisation behind the Young Solar. High school pupils (14-17 yrs) build their own solar-powered boat during specific classes and after school. Young Solar provides a construction kit and three junior classes at several university colleges throughout the country. Teachers are amazed by the fanaticism of their pupils.
V20 - CLASS
A design specific boat which restricts and deepens the areas of innovation. Hydrofoils, propulsion and tactics are the differentiating factors.
A - CLASS
Only a broad framework is specified. The teams are encouraged to think outside the box. Speeds of over 30 km/h have been measured by several teams.
TOP - CLASS
Teams at higher professional education institutions and specialist teams from business compete for the best designs and smartest technologies. This class resembles the A-class but panels with higher power rating are allowed. Speeds of over 50 km/h have been measured, spectacular!