Powering Local Education
Hundreds of students from local elementary, middle and high schools participate in the Solar Car Challenge. Held every spring, teams of students race custom built hybrid solar cars, testing their knowledge of renewable energy and engineering.
The Solar Car Challenge is set for March 9, 2024! Get your students registered for this excellent hands-on academic engineering competition.
About the Solar Car Challenge
Clark Public Utilities invests in education through events and partnerships with school districts across Clark County.
Annually, the utility hosts the Solar Car Challenge for elementary, middle and high school students. Every year, hundreds of students from local schools participate in months of engineering and design work, culminating in the construction of a working, custom-built hybrid solar and battery powered car. At the Solar Car Challenge, teams compete in an academic tournament, that includes evaluation of the student’s design and engineering process, understanding of renewable energy principles and , of course, a day-long, multi-heat race of solar cars.
Here’s a look at the 2023 Solar Car Challenge.
Education at the Forefront
- Teams of students design, build, and race solar hybrid model cars
- Schools, public and private from across Clark County are invited to participate
- Educators are provided solar car kits and classroom curriculum to help facilitate the endeavor