Having heard about the success of the solar car competitions in Northampton and Kent in 2003 and 2004 the Energy Saving Trust North East Advice Centre decided to explore the possibility of holding a competition in the North East of England.
The aim was to use the event to help local authority officers dealing with energy and environmental issues to publicise the work that they are doing and to encourage more schools to look at issues around Climate Change.
The Solar Car Challenge was designed to raise awareness of the concept of solar energy in an interesting and fun way.
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