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Solar-Powered car is presented to Monaco’s Prince Albert

The Solar-Powered Car, which is supported by GTMA and sponsored by the Monaco Foundation, was presented to H.S.H the Sovereign Prince Albert 11 of Monaco in April.
The Solar Car was developed by Ardingly College in West Sussex and is the result of three years of work from 80 students from 11 to 18 years who have been involved in this adventure.

The project is led by Dr Andrew Spiers who has introduced students to the industrial and research world, developing their skills, encouraging design and innovative products suitable for the market and providing the students with a bridge between their studies and future careers.

Under his direction a new improved car has been developed by the students to compete in the Bridgestone World Challenge 2019 which will take place in Australia in the autumn. The team will be the only school
and UK team to compete in the 3000km cruiser class.

GTMA has supported the Solar Car project over the last two years arranging for the College to display their Cruiser class solar car at the NEC Autosport Exhibition where they have gained support and sponsorship from industry and battery development from Warwick University.

Ardingly College has been shortlisted by the British Renewable Energy Association (REA) for the Community Project of the Year and one of the team, Thomas Dowell, as Young Engineer of the Year.
In addition TES (formerly known as Times Educational Supplement) has shortlisted Ardingly College for the STEM project of the Year.
GTMA wishes the Team success with all its challenges in 2019.