TAFE SA's new generation solar car

The design of "SAV" (Solar Articulated Vehicle) is aimed toward efficient transport, with a truck-style sleeper cab and the ability to tow a trailer.

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World Solar Challenge

2015 SolarSpirit

TAFE SA has a very successful track record in the World Solar Challenge since 2000. With the latest technology available, the solar car team has built the new entry through student projects and voluntary time.
A team of TAFE SA Electrical, Electronic, Auto and Mechanical Engineering students and staff designed and produced the solar vehicles, "SAV" and "Solar Spirit" and have competed successfully in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge event since 2011.

Our students work with the most current components and materials available, maximising their educational outcomes. 

As the sole South Australian entrant from the Vocational Education sector, the TAFE SA crew travels 3000 kilometres from Darwin to Adelaide using power from the sun, competing against teams from around the world.


Mining Engineering and Transport
137 Days Rd
Regency Park
South Australia 5010

Phone: +61 8 8348 4328

Major Sponsor


Redarc, a power conversion specialist company in South Australia for over 30 years and has been working in conjunction with the TAFE SA Solar Car challenge program for several years.


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