Learn about new resources, Rules, and opportunities to compete in the Class of 2021-2022 by joining our webinar on Aug. 18, at 12 p.m. ET. Register here for the Class of 2021-2022 Informational Webinar!

The future of solar energy and distributed energy systems looks bright, thanks to our next generation of forward-thinkers! We'd love to see you put your skills and brain power to the test by joining the U.S. Department of Energy Solar District Cup Collegiate Design Competition for the Class of 2021-2022 program

The goal of this competition is to design, model, and present a highly innovative and cost-effective distributed energy system for a campus or urban district.  

Students—want to know what it’s like to be a solar developer? Form a team and compete in one of multiple divisions, each of which is structured around a specific district’s energy usage. You’ll get to work with real data to create effective solar solutions. 

Faculty—do you have an interest in supporting this program as a faculty advisor? The Solar District Cup Class of 2021-2022 encourages collegiate faculty members to engage with and teach students how to integrate solar, storage, and other technologies across mixed-use districts. 

Teams compete successfully through senior design or capstone projects, elective courses, student clubs, or as extracurricular projects. Team registration is open now on HeroX through Sept. 16. 

Learn more about how you get involved and compete by joining the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for the Solar District Cup Class of 2021-2022 Informational Webinar. The webinar takes place on Wednesday, Aug. 18, at 12 p.m. ET. We hope you can join us! 

Register here for the Class of 2021-2022 Informational Webinar!