In an effort to engage and educate our community on the use of renewable energy sources, Cleveland Public Power (CPP) annually hosts the Solar Sprint.
The Sprint is a miniature solar-powered car race held on E. 13th St. between Lakeside and Hamilton Avenues in downtown Cleveland. That’s right it is held on the street which is closed to motorized vehicular traffic.,
Before our students can begin racing they have to build a car! To build the prize-winning vehicle, each team will purchase a Solar Sprint Kit for $25 (refunded on race day if you compete) from CPP. The kit contains all of the basic necessities, i.e., solar panel, motor, and other necessities; however, the bulk of the car is left to the ingenuity and imagination of the students.
There are two divisions for the competition – Junior and Senior. Juniors are students in grades 3-5 and seniors represent those in grades 6-8.
So to join the fun we need for you to do the following:
- Recruit team members (teams must have a minimum of two participants and a maximum of four)
- Attend one of the Solar Sprint Engineering Workshops on Saturday, September 8th or Saturday, September 15th from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. or 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. both days.
- Build your race car
- Compete on Saturday, October 13, 2018, during Cleveland Public Power’s Annual Public Power Week Open House!
For more information call CPP’s Marketing Department at 216-664-3922.