Annual Solar Cup
The Solar Cup is a solar-powered boat race competition where students design, build, equip, and race solar-powered boats. It is a contest of design, speed and endurance that allows the participants to use an alternative power source in a real world application. This FREE event is open to the public and is held at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's (Metropolitan) Lake Skinner reservoir in the Temecula area in May.
About Solar Cup
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TEAMS HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR THE 2014 SOLAR CUP EVENT AND ARE AS FOLLOWS:
- Perris Union High School District Team
- Heritage, Paloma Valley, and Perris High Schools
- San Jacinto Unified School District Team
- Mountain Heights Academy, Mountain View, and San Jacinto High Schools
- Temecula Unified School District Team
- Chaparral, Great Oak, Rancho Vista, and Temecula Valley High Schools
SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OF THE SCHOOLS THAT SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS!
Lake Skinner is a drinking water reservoir owned and operated by Metropolitan Water District. It can hold up to 44,000 acre-feet of water (one acre-foot = 360,000 gallons). Because it holds future drinking water, even though the water will still be treated, no swimming, wading or "body contact" is allowed. The lake's fishing and camping activities are operated, by lease agreement, by the Riverside County Parks and Open-Space District.
Solar Cup 2013 Results
It is with great pleasure that Eastern Municipal and Rancho California Water Districts CONGRATULATE the teams that participated in the 2013 Team EMWD/RCWD Solar Cup event as follows:
- Chaparral/Great Oak/Rancho Vista High Schools (Temecula Valley Unified SD) -
- Nuview Bridge Early College/San Jacinto High Schools (Nuview Union/San Jacinto Unified SD)
- Paloma Valley/Perris High Schools (Perris Union High SD)
- West Valley High School (Hemet Unified SD) -
UPDATE-May 20, 2013:
May 17-19, 2013 - The 2013 Solar Cup event was held at Lake Skinner in Temecula where 40 high schools competed in the race. Students participated in endurance and sprint races and created reports, activities for children, and Public Service Announcements (PSA) that embrace the message of saving of saving water through the year.
Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) and Rancho California Water District (RCWD) sponsored partnering teams from Nuview Bridge Early College/San Jacinto High Schools, Paloma Valley/Perris High Schools, Chaparral/Great Oak/Rancho Vista High Schools, and West Valley High School.
OVERALL Ranking of the teams (out of 40 high schools):
- Nuview Bridge Early College/San Jacinto High Schools - 5th place overall
- Chaparral/Great Oak/Rancho Vista High Schools - 8th place overall
- Paloma Valley/Perris High Schools - 10th place overall
- West Valley High School - 14th place overall
FIRST PLACE - HOTTEST LOOKING BOAT:
Chaparral/Great Oak/Rancho Vista High Schools
Solar Cup Awards for our Veteran Inland Empire Division teams:
- Nuview Bridge Early College/San Jacinto HS:
- 1st place - Solar Cup Competition
- 1st place - PSA
- 1st place - 200 Meter Sprint
- 1st place - Endurance Race
- Chaparral HS/Great Oak HS/Rancho Vista HS
- 2nd place - Solar Cup Competition
- 2nd place - Solar Endurance
- 2nd place - 200 Meter Sprint
- Paloma Valley/Perris High Schools
- 4th place - Solar Cup Competition
- 1st place - T-Shirt Design Contest
- West Valley High School:
- 5th place - Solar Cup Competition
- 1st place - Technical Reports
Congratulations to all of the teams who participated!
Your sportsmanship and teamwork are to be commended!