18:00 | 03.11.2017
Metropolitan’s 16th Annual Solar Cup™ Launches This Weekend as 39 High School Student Teams Build Their Solar-Powered Boats

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California:




The nation’s largest solar-powered boat competition takes shape this
weekend (Nov. 4-5) as teams of high school students from five
Southern California counties assemble the 16-foot hulls they will
equip and race next spring as part of Metropolitan Water District’s
16th annual Solar Cup™ competition.



Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4 and 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.



Three Valleys Municipal Water District headquarters, 1021 E. Miramar
Ave., Claremont



Hundreds of students building 16-foot canoe-like hulls from pre-cut
kits of marine-grade plywood. Teams will then take the boats back to
their schools and spend the next seven months equipping them with
solar panels, motors, batteries and steering and working to maximize
their endurance, speed and mechanical efficiencies.


The Solar Cup program culminates with three days of boat racing May
18-20, 2018 at Metropolitan’s Lake Skinner near Temecula in southwest
Riverside County. The field includes 39 teams of high school students in
Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties.

The Solar Cup™ program is a team-based educational competition that
allows students to apply their skills in math, physics, engineering and
communications, while learning about Southern California’s water
resources, resource management, conservation and alternative energy
development. Along the way, about 11,000 students have participated,
showcasing technical ingenuity, scientific skills, creativity and
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a
state-established cooperative of 26 cities and water agencies serving
nearly 19 million people in six counties.The
district imports water from the Colorado River and Northern California
to supplement local supplies, and helps its members to develop increased
water conservation, recycling, storage and other resource-management

List of 2017-18 Solar Cup Teams



Member Agency Sponsor
Team/School Name
Anaheim Public Utilities


Anaheim High School



Burbank Water & Power


Burbank High School



Long Beach Water Department†


Cabrillo High School


Long Beach

Las Virgenes MWD


Calabasas High School



Las Virgenes MWD


Campus Kilpatrick



Inland Empire Utilities Agency*


Chino High School



Municipal Water District of Orange County*


Coast High School


Huntington Beach

City of Compton


Compton High School



Municipal Water District of Orange County*†


Costa Mesa High School


Costa Mesa

San Diego County Water Authority


Del Lago Academy



Central Basin MWD


Downey High School



Western MWD*


Elsinore HS / Lakeside HS



Los Angeles Department of Water and Power


Franklin High School


Los Angeles

Three Valleys MWD*


Fremont Academy of Engineering & Design



Three Valleys MWD*


Ganesha High School



Eastern MWD


Hemet USD Team



San Diego County Water Authority


High Tech High North County


San Marcos

Pasadena Water & Power


John Muir High School



San Diego County Water Authority†


Kearny High School (School of Engineering, Innovation & Design)


San Diego

Foothill MWD*


La Cañada High School


La Cañada Flintridge

Upper San Gabriel Valley MWD


Los Altos High School


Hacienda Heights

Inland Empire Utilities Agency*


Los Osos High School


Rancho Cucamonga

Long Beach Water Department


McBride High School


Long Beach

West Basin MWD


Mira Costa High School


Manhattan Beach

Upper San Gabriel Valley MWD


Mountain View High School


El Monte

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power


Narbonne High School


Harbor City

Western MWD*


Norte Vista High School



Eastern MWD


Nuview Bridge Early College HS



Municipal Water District of Orange County*


Oxford Academy



West Basin MWD


Palos Verdes Peninsula High School


Rolling Hills Estates

Central Basin MWD


Paramount High School West



Eastern MWD


Perris Union High SD Team (Heritage HS; Paloma Valley HS; Perris HS)



Western MWD*


Riverside Poly High School



Three Valleys MWD


San Dimas High School


San Dimas

Long Beach Water Department


Sato High School


Long Beach

Inland Empire Utilities Agency*†


Upland High School



Los Angeles Department of Water and Power


Venice HS STEMM Magnet


Los Angeles

West Basin MWD†


Waterfront Education


Redondo Beach

Upper San Gabriel Valley MWD


West Covina High School


West Covina


* = has co-sponsor(s)

† = Rookie

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