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EMWD Sponsored Teams Compete in Annual Solar Cup Competition

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Solar Cup is presented by The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, of which EMWD is a member agency. The event is free and open to the public. 

EMWD is sponsoring three of the nearly 40 teams that will compete in the three-day competition. Those teams include Hemet Unified School District (West Valley High School and Western Center Academy); Perris Union High School District (Heritage High School and Perris High School) and Nuview Bridge Early College High School. 

Solar Cup is a program where teams build and race solar powered boats. The seven month program includes lessons on conservation, natural resources, electrical and mechanical engineering, and more. Teams are also required to create a water conservation public service project. This year’s theme was “Conservation: It’s not about the weather, it’ about forever.” 

The event begins each day at 8 a.m. and runs through the mid-afternoon. 

Lake Skinner is located at 37701 Warren Rd, Winchester, Calif. 

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