Since 2012 the North-West University (NWU) in South Africa has been competing in solar car challenges. The NWU solar car project stands out as a symbol of engineering excellence in the pursuit of energy efficient transport technology. This flagship inter-disciplinary project of the Faculty of Engineering at NWU, not only focuses on research and the application of new technologies in renewable energy, but also aims at inspiring communities and prospective students to engage with renewable technology.

It is is an example to other universities, of what kind of projects students can get involved with that will teach them how to practically apply their skillsets to a project that could change the world.