The goal of the Solar House Challenge is to build a small house that is powered by the sun! Your final score depends on the thoughtful, creative, and resourceful design of your house; the innovation and complexity of your circuitry; and a thorough reflection on the process of building your house. As there are no qualitative scoring points for these criteria, judging will be based off of a comparative analysis of submissions for the month. Winners will be announced monthly! Each monthly winner will receive $50 in cash.

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You may also find the following links useful:

  • Team info sheet: Use this sheet to fill out the competition fields without filling out the actual online submission form. This is a great way to keep track of multiple trials so that you can submit your best trial to the competition. If you are a teacher submitting for a class, you can have students fill out this form and then submit their answers for them.