Solar Railways Technology Challenge
Ideas To Energise A Nation
Re-Engineering Australia Foundation believes that our youngest engineers in high schools have the willingness to embrace world-best STEM technology and apply it to projects on a grand scale. There are no limits to their levels of problem solving.
What could be bigger than designing a renewable energy platform to power all of Australia?!
The Solar Railways Technology Challenge™ combines STEM learning from our other programs – such as research, 3D CAD design, computer based analysis and manufacturing – with a new discipline: cartography, surveying and infrastructure planning.
Teams of students adopt a country town, learn about its energy needs and then design a large-scale elongated solar array utilising existing rail infrastructure.
In a very practical hands-on manner they use STEM principles to develop real-world solutions to regional sustainability.