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The Solar Challenge at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) promotes the development of sustainable engineering design, efficient energy use, environmental awareness and innovation. It also serves as a platform to …

Ilanga I

The UJ Alternative Energy Project’s flagship is a solar powered vehicle, named Ilanga (“sun” in isiZulu), which has been designed by a team of eight undergraduate students with mentorship provided …

Ilanga II

The second generation ultra-lightweight solar-powered vehicle, Ilanga II, is already under development for 2012 to compete in regional, national and international races. While the Ilanga prototype serves as an excellent …

Solar Lab

The UJ Solar Lab is home to the Ilanga project and will serve as a launching ground for future alternative energy projects.

Media

The section contains press releases, articles and other media content relating to the UJ Solar Car project. Articles and Publications  

Blog

Read about the latest developments and related news in the team’s blog.

Team Members

After completing the Ilanga I Prototype, the senior team members have now shifted their focus to developing Ilanga II – UJ’s second generation ultra-lightweight solar-powered vehicle. The senior members are also responsible …

A group of students at the University of Johannesburg has taken on the challenge of producing the University's first solar-powered cars with the intention of taking on the best of the best at the South African Solar Challenge. For additional information and sponsorship proposals, please feel free to contact us.

+27 82 710 4472
team@ujsolar.co.za

Eskom

Eskom generates, transmits and distributes electricity to industrial, mining, commercial, agricultural and residential customers and redistributors. Additional power stations and major power lines are being built to meet rising electricity …

Siemens

Siemens is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare as well as providing infrastructure solutions, primarily for cities and metropolitan …

ProductONE

ProductONE is the platinum rated distributor of PTC’s leading Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions for the Design to Manufacture Industry. Our solutions cover all aspects of product design, analysis, …

Epsilon Engineering

Epsilon Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd is a private company, owned completely by its two Directors. We’ve been around since 1988 when our directors and founders, broke away after working for …

TomTom

Founded in 1991, TomTom (AEX:TOM2) is the world’s leading supplier of in-car location and navigation products and services focused on providing all drivers with the world’s best navigation experience. Headquartered …

EDA Technologies

EDA Technologies is a “concept-to-complete” electronics design and manufacturing company, founded in 1997. Our key services include the supply of industry-leading electronic design software and the manufacture of printed circuit …

Milled Shapes and Profiles

Milled Shapes & Profiles is a father-son partnership that specialises in CNC machining small to large scale plugs for the composites industry.

Technopol

Technopol Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. is a wholly owned South African Company. The main activity is the manufacture of Expanded Polystyrene in block and shape format, primarily for insulation and …

Arrow Altech

Arrow Altech Distribution (Pty) Ltd. (AAD) is Africa’s leading distributor of quality industrial electronic components and represents many of the foremost international component manufacturers in the world covering:- Semiconductors, Modules, …

Osram

Winning the 2007 German Future Prize was the latest highlight in the research history of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, which stretches back almost thirty years. The company has long been one …

S.J.Andrews Electronics

S.J.Andrews Electronics, designs, develops and manufactures a broad range of electronic components for use in a wide variety of applications. Our focus and dedication in this specialist field has resulted …

CEF Brake Hoses

CEF Brake Hoses were introduced into South Africa in 1990, the brake hoses are manufactured in Italy by CEF who are a leading Original Equipment Manufacturer supplying components to brake …

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