Solar challenge 2022

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The Solar Challenge Morocco 2022, is your team up for it?

In a time where both our environment and climate is changing, we have to look more and more into the use of our natural and durable resources for our energy. Solar energy is one of the most challenging energy sources to be used. Especially in the quest for efficient and effective sustainable transport of people and goods.

In 2021 Classic Events challenged international universities to display their technical innovation and entrepreneurship in solar technique during the Solar Challenge in October 2021 in Morocco for the first time.

In 2022 we will be back: The world’s leading technical universities and Solar Teams will compete in a five day event to decide who has created the best and fastest total package regarding, sustainable energy, innovation and entrepreneurship to withstand the challenges of the Moroccan roads.

5 days, 5 stages, 2500 km, 2 desert bivouacs. Only the best are up for this Challenge.

What is the Solar Challenge Morocco.

The Solar Challenge Morocco is a race for solar cars.

The Solar Challenge Morocco is a five day event, with five different stages.  The joint time of these five stage will decide who will be the winner of the Solar Challenge 2021. The daily start and finish will be at a purpose build bivouac. On both start and finish location as during the bivouacs, you will have the opportunity to offer your sponsors and guest a taste of the desert in one of our special partner programs. Contact us for the tailor made possibilities and costs.

Who can compete?

University teams and Solar car teams who have built a car either for the World Solar Challenge 2021 or a previous Solar Challenge for the Challenger and Cruiser class.

What can you expect?

From city roads, to mountain and desert roads, 2500 km with the start and finish in Agadir.

Scruteneering:                   14 – 16 October 2022

Testruns:                            10 – 13 October 2022

Start:                                   17 October  2022

Finish and prizegiving:   21 October 2022

Cars: Solar Cars purpose build according to the regulations.

Navigation: simple, no navigation competition. the route will be issued with a GPS track log file.

Competition: time challenge over 5 different stages. For the Challanger Class, the teams that can use the solar Energy the most efficient and finish with the lowest total time will be the winner of the event. For the Cruiser Class, the winner is determined by a number of factors as evaluated by our judges, including both performance and design


The first Solar road competition was held in 1982 as a challenge for home built solar cars. In the years following, it has evolved into a number of different Solar events . As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, several events have been cancelled. This creates room for new initiatives like the Solar Challenge Morocco.  We have looked into possibilities to organize this event in regions where it is expected to be possible to have a good Solar event. A region willing to give all the assistance needed and the required solar intensity for the cars. With the support of many, we have been able to organize the first Solar Challenge Morocco in the beautiful country of Morocco.


Solar Cars

Solar cars eligible for this race are build according to the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge Regulations.

There will be three different classes

Challenger Class : build for sustainable endurance and total energy efficiency

Cruiser Class: Production cars powered by the sun, created for practically and sustainable transport.

Adventure Class: All sorts of vehicles powered by the sun, created for practically and sustainable transport.

Each driver has to have a valid driver license.

What does the entry fee include?

  • Participation solar challenge 2021 for a team consisting of 20 persons
  • Route consisting of 5 stages
  • Route book
  • Scrutineering included installation of track and trace system
  • Team Preparation Facilities e.g. during opening of the Headquarters:
    • Pit box / garage for car preparation
    • Guarded storage of trailers and material during the event
    • 4 x Overnight stay in a guarded bivouac
    • 5 x dinner
    • 4 x breakfast
    • Award ceremony for team members
    • Event insurance, 3rd party liability

Additional team members hospitality package: € 450,- per person with a maximum of 5

    • 4 x Overnight stay in a guarded bivouac
    • 4 x breakfast
    • 5 x dinner
    • Ticket for award-ceremony

Not included in the entryfee :

  • Transport costs to, in and from Morocco
  • Accommodation costs until the start of the Solar Challenge
  • Accommodation costs from the finish of the Solar Challenge onwards
  • Additional insurance for personal belongings, tools, equipment, solar cars and other vehicles
  • Rental cars for the support team



October 17
October 21
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Classic Events
+31 578561115


Stade Adrar, Agadir, Morocco
Agadir 80000
Agadir, Morocco

Solar Challenge Morocco 2022

October 17 - October 21

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