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Synergy Schools Solar Challenge races forward for future renewable energy leaders

The Synergy Schools Solar Challenge offers a unique opportunity for young minds to build science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) skills and knowledge by learning about energy, battery technology and engineering principles.

In 2024, over 820 year six and year eight students from more than 139 Perth metropolitan and regional schools will design and build their own solar-powered cars to race against teams from other schools.

Synergy’s Chief Executive Officer, David Fyfe, said the program is designed to get kids excited about renewable energy.

“For over seven years, Synergy has been engaging and educating the next generation of Western Australians on the benefits of renewable energy through our Synergy Schools Solar Challenge.

“Renewable energy is an exciting industry and today’s kids are the energy leaders of tomorrow.

“In this Challenge they’ll need to build a solar powered car, and use skills that will give them a real appreciation of the power of renewable energy.”

The Synergy Schools Solar Challenge is a joint initiative between Synergy and the Science Teachers’ Association of WA (STAWA).

The 2024 Challenge will commence in Bunbury on 5 March 2024.

2024 Synergy Schools Solar Challenge event locations

  • Bunbury – 5 March
  • Collie – 6 March
  • Albany – 7 March
  • Perth Metro North – 12 March
  • Geraldton – 14 March
  • Perth Metro South – 19 March
  • Kalgoorlie – 21 March
  • Grand final - Murdoch University – 26 March