Just a few hours until the 5 p.m. ET deadline to submit a register entry for your team to compete in the Solar District Cup Class of 2021-2022! 

If someone on your team has not yet submitted a “register” entry and you plan to participate in this year’s competition, you have until 5 p.m. ET today, Sept. 27, to be counted amongst our participating teams. There is no cost to register, and travel will not be required for this cycle. 

Note: creating a “team” on HeroX is only part of the process, someone needs to complete the “entry” including answering questions like “name of your collegiate institution.” As a reminder, here’s how you can do this: 

  1. Visit https://herox.com/solardistrictcup and choose “Solve Challenge”, logging in (or creating an account) and accepting terms if prompted. Verify your account as prompted.
  2. One team member should click on the “Begin Entry” button at the top of the HeroX page.
  3. Fill out the “Create Submission” form with all the required details.
  4. Click the “Save & Preview” button at the top of the form.
  5. Click the “Submit Final Entry” button to complete your team registration.

Confused? Watch this screen recording of the process.

Note—you have not registered your team to compete until you fill out the “BEGIN ENTRY” form. Creating a HeroX account or following the competition does not qualify as team registration.  

Once completed, you’ll receive an official welcome email from the competition organizers titled “Welcoming [name of collegiate institution] to the Solar District Cup Class of 2021-2022. If you are unsure of your team’s registration status, please reach out to .

All teams should plan to attend the virtual Warm-up Workshop occurring from 2–4:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Sept. 30. In this workshop, we’ll share important information about the competition, provide tips for success, and enable you to introduce yourselves to others who have registered to participate. A workshop webinar recording will also be made available to registered teams.

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with industry professionals and develop solutions to real-world solar system designs. Complete your team registrationby 5 p.m. ET today, Sept. 27! We look forward to having you compete!