UWS Solar Car supported by Penrith City Council

Solar Car 2014
Solar Car 2014
Solar Car 2014

The University of Western Sydney Solar Car Team, within the School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, is excited to announce its latest sponsorship from Penrith City Council.

Penrith City Council has supported the team by offering $10,000.00, which will be put to great use towards design and construction of the new 2015 UWS Solar Car.

Anuj Verma, Team Project Manager of the UWS Solar Car Team, is excited about how the Team's preparation will be improved by this sponsorship.

"We are grateful for the support by Penrith City Council which will be instrumental to the Team's capability to not only build the next Solar Car, but to also develop a research facility for emerging sustainable and renewable technologies," Anuj said.

Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM said Council is excited by the development of the UWS Solar Car and the technology behind it.

"This project holds many opportunities not just for the engineering students involved in the project but also the advancement of sustainable technology and renewable energy," Cr Fowler said.

"Penrith is establishing itself as a leader in industry and education. Our close relationship with UWS and Council's willingness to development precincts of education, manufacturing and science will continue to see the rise of sustainability practices and renewable energy.

"Council's support of the project shows the intent of the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding between Council and UWS. This collaboration will attract business, investment and jobs to Penrith.

"I'm looking forward to the UWS Solar Car competing in the 2015 World Solar Car Challenge against some of the world's leading academic institutions like Cambridge and Stanford universities. While there are many months of development and testing ahead, the students have shown they are focused, keen and are heading in the right direction."

The Team is well on their way with preparations in developing the new UWS Solar Car, there are still many challenges ahead before they are ready to race in the World Solar Car Challenge along the Stuart Highway in October 2015.

The team operates out of UWS' Kingswood Campus; if you would like to visit, they are open to the public and are keen to engage with the community.

17 December 2014
Media Contact: Tanya Patterson
 Photos By: Sally Tsoutas

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