Sasol is the title sponsor of the Sasol Solar Challenge. Several additional partners and sponsors supply everything from technology, to transport, equipment and funding. Individual teams also have their own sponsors, and fundraise on their own.
The City of Tshwane will host the start of the 2018 event, and will provide traffic control support, monitoring road closures and ensuring the convoy of more than 300 people departs from the city smoothly on 22 September.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), through its Low-Carbon Transport project, is supporting the SSC by providing additional photography services, and support for the design and development of a commemorative, 10-year SSC book.+Ashanti Mogosetsi from UNIDO will also be the 2018 event spokesperson, alongside event founder Winstone Jordaan.
Gochermann Solar Technology manufactures custom solar arrays, and will provide solar technology expertise to the teams, as well as host the SCC at the Gariep Dam stop on 24 September.
Europcar is the transport partner for the 2018 event, providing vehicles for event officials. They will ensure that all 17 vehicles of the 2018 official convoy meet all requirements of the challenge.
Care for Education is an education partner providing tools such as LEGO educational kits for SSC ambassadors. These will be used for the SSC education program, which reaches thousands of children across South Africa. This includes a donation of tools worth R5 000 to nine schools across the country.
C-track is a global vehicle tracking company, and will provide live vehicle tracking for solar cars and officials. An interactive, live map will allow spectators to follow the progress of all SSC teams in real-time, and will be available on the SSC website.
SKF is a global engineering company and an SSC technology partner. They will have engineering experts from the company onsite throughout the challenge to provide technical and engineering support for participants. SKF have also made their components available to participants at a reduced price.
Panasonic are a technology partner to the SSC, and a long-time sponsor of the Tokai team from Japan. In addition, they will host one of the official event functions en route, and are providing press and media support.
Sun International are hospitability partners to the SSC. Sun International is hosting the start of the SSC at the Sun Arena Menlyn Maine in Pretoria, as well as the awards event at Grand West in Cape Town. They have also generously provided facilities along the route to officials of Sasol Solar Challenge.
Solar EFF are a technology partner to the SSC and will provide tech support to participants.
Africa’s leading brand for purified water. Official water sponsor of the event.
Campworld in addition to caravans and trailers, the outlets also market camping equipment and accessories, your one stop shop to outdoor leisure. Campworld is sponsoring the Event Office for the on-road event.
Mustek combines the best of local assembly capabilities with the multinational product portfolio by affording its customers a choice of the renowned Mecer brand of computing equipment and a broad range of top-tier ICT brands which address every level of the technology stack. Mecer is the technology partner sponsoring the solar system for the Event Office.
GridCars, will change the way we view mobility, vehicle ownership, public transport, "refueling" and the driving experience, to name just a few of the things. Gridcars assists with the layout and building (inside) of the Event Office.
We are experts in our field. ER24 offers quality medical emergency service solutions to best suit your needs. ER24 will travel with the event to assist with any form of emergency.
Think bike is a mindset! Think Bike Marshalls will travel with the teams to Cape Town and assist the teams during the on-road event.
Involved in the Solar Challenge and specifically the education program to promote renewable and clean energy.
ISF events are based on concepts of knowledge sharing, support and the spirit of friendly competition.
To facilitate the translation of South Africa’s knowledge resource into sustainable socio-economic opportunities. Sponsoring all the South African Universities.
The main objective of the foundation is to promote, initiate and run programs, events and initiatives that advance technology in transportation and energy management.