Sustainability unlimited

Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Penrith Council is hosting a free screening of the documentary ‘Solar Car Unlimited’ at Penrith City Library on Thursday 23 March.

The documentary follows the story of the Western Sydney University Solar Car team. The team, made up of students from the University, built a solar-powered car and competed in the 2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge - a 3,000km race from Darwin to Adelaide, using only the power of the sun.

Penrith Mayor Cr John Thain said Council was proud to present the team's incredible story to the community.

"This group of students are really astounding. They showcased Western Sydney's ingenuity and talent, competing - and holding their own - against world-class universities and car manufacturers.

"And as part of their work, they've built a research facility for emerging sustainable and renewable technologies, right here in Kingswood.

"It's a real pleasure to be able to say that, as a major sponsor and through our partnership with Western Sydney University, we've been a part of the team's achievements.

"Penrith is a leader in sustainability practices and education, and our partnership with the University is continuing to contribute to the development and rise of sustainability practices and renewable energy," he said.

The documentary is being screened as part of Council's celebration of Earth Hour and ten years of sustainability achievements.

The documentary will commence at 6.30pm, and will be followed by a Q&A with some of the Western Sydney University Solar Car Team members. This event is part of the Sydney Sustainable Living Festival.

Bookings are essential as places are limited. Please email sustainabilityteam@penrith.city or call 4732 7983 to book your seat.

Caption: Solar Car Unlimited driving through the outback of Australia. 

Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 council@penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia