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Applications now open for Solar Games competition at Intersolar 2022

Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News | 29th September

Industry conference and exhibition Intersolar North America (ISNA) and Energy Storage North America (ESNA) is now accepting applications for its second Solar Games competition to be held January 13-15, 2022, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. Applications to compete are open through October 15, 2021.

Color commentary at the 2020 Solar Games. Mel & Tim Photography

The Solar Games, the industry’s first installer competition, tasks teams with building residential solar + storage systems live in the shared expo hall. Taking place in a custom-built stadium, the bracket-style tournament features multiple competitive rounds where teams go head-to-head installing solar modules, racking, inverters and energy storage. Teams are scored on a point system for quality, safety, speed and other criteria. The winning team from each round advances to the next, until the final-round winner is named Solar Games Champion and awarded $10,000.

“I’m excited to be part of an event that highlights the talent and quality of the industry,” said Marissa Johnson, Executive Director at Twende Solar and 2022 Solar Games Advisory Board member. “In addition, the positive impact of reusing the equipment after the event to create electricity access for two communities — it’s a win-win-win!”

2020 Solar Games Winners

Competition Details

Installers from across the United States are invited to apply to compete. To qualify for the games, all team members must be OSHA 10 certified, and one team member must be NABCEP certified (or a licensed electrician). The 2022 Solar Games Champion will receive $10,000 in addition to other prizes, including brand exposure and bragging rights. A six-member advisory board of clean energy leaders will help develop and oversee the competition. Board members include representatives from K2 Systems, ReVision Energy, Rolls Battery Engineering, Twende Solar, Institute for Building Technology & Safety and Solar Cowboyz. Sponsors provide the equipment for the Solar Games, which upon completion of the competition will be donated to Twende Solar for use in projects that empower under-resourced communities with renewable energy systems. Equipment sponsors include JinkoSolar, Rolls Battery Engineering, Electriq Power, K2 Systems and Roof Tech.

Interested parties are encouraged to use this online form to connect with event organizers and to discuss how they can participate in the 2022 competition.

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