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Another successful Solar Car Challenge by The Cyprus Institute

Now in its fourth year, The Cyprus Institute Solar Car Challenge has become a popular annual summer event. This year’s event took place on Sunday, 30th June. The race was co-organized by Neapolis University and the Pafos and Geroskipou municipalities.

The solar teams constructed their cars or modified their existing ones, designed their own engineering systems and raced their vehicles with sun as their only fuel through the scenic roads of Geroskipou and Pafos, attracting local and international, as well as media attention. The vehicles began the race at Neapolis University before heading to Pafos castle for the award ceremony.

The aim of the race is to generate interest in science, technology and engineering amongst students and to raise awareness of environmentally-friendly renewable energy and alternative transport methods.

Competitors included local teams from schools and companies as well as an international team from Jordan.

The following teams competed:

  • Philadelphia University, Jordan
  • Pascal School, Nicosia
  • Technical School of Avgorou, Ammochostos (two vehicles)
  • Technical School Ayiou Lazarou, Larnaca
  • Sun-der, Nicosia - private individuals

The Technical School of Avgorou were the 2013 winners and the Philadelphia University, Jordan, won the Best Design award.

See you all next year at the 2014 Solar Car Challenge!


Sponsors: Alpha Bank, Russian Commercial Bank, Hellenic Petroleum Cyprus ΕΚΟ, Ethiniki Insurance Cyprus, Leptos Estates και Medochemie.

Communication Sponsors: Kathimerini and Love FM.


Solar Car Challenge 2013