Solar car Development

Overview

The goal of the solar car is to build a car that is powered exclusively on solar energy and recaptured mechanical energy, rather than on the typical gasoline or diesel fuels. This means we are building a car that runs itself on free energy and does not consume any finite resources or add to the carbon dioxide pollution problem. The solar car is the third iteration of the the original Wahj solar car designed by the Seraaj Team. It is built according to the Solar Car Challenge Australian regulations and developed by former members of the Seeraj Team under the estidamah banner.

The solar car is a marvel of engineering and design, requiring multiple disciplines - from aerodynamics to electrical to communication and control systems to manufacturing and mechanical engineering - to bring the car from idea to reality.

Our ultimate objectives with the solar car are to raise awareness about renewable energy products and their effectiveness, inspire Saudi youth to develop their own technologies and products, and establish a Saudi manufacturing and development ecosystem so the Kingdom can develop its own products.

The members of Estidama bring many accomplishments to the table in regards to solar energy, engineering, and youth involvement in the region:

Designed and manufactured “Wahj” and “Wahj2”, the first Saudi solar cars

First Arab team to compete in World Solar Challenge in Australia

Issued first Saudi vehicle identification number, which means Saudi is now listed as a car manufacturing country

Winner of 2015 National Energy Globe Award

Trained more than 50 students in different fields of engineering and project management

Helped conduct 17 senior design projects at KFUPM

Successfully established an independent team managed entirely by young people

Acknowledged and cited in multiple articles, books, and TV shows

  • Designed and manufactured “Wahj” and “Wahj2”, the first Saudi solar carsFirst Arab team to compete in World Solar Challenge in Australia
  • Issued first Saudi vehicle identification number, which means Saudi is now listed as a car manufacturing country
  • Winner of 2015 National Energy Globe Award
  • Trained more than 50 students in different fields of engineering and project management
  • Helped conduct 17 senior design projects at KFUPM
  • Successfully established an independent team managed entirely by young people
  • Acknowledged and cited in multiple articles, books, and TV shows