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Junior Solar Car Challenge 

 

Solar Car will be on May 19, 2017

The 9th Annual Junior Solar Car Competition

 

This year's Junior Solar Car Competition will take place on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Port Credit Secondary School. Prior to registration, please review the information below, as well as this year's updated Team Package (attached below). To register, please follow the link below. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact our event organizers at pcsssolarcar@gmail.com. Best of luck, we look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

FAQs - General

 

Q: What is the Junior Solar Car Competition?

 

A: The Junior Solar Car Competition is an event hosted by students at Port Credit Secondary School where students in grades six to eight are invited to race solar-powered vehicles they have built themselves. Each team receives a kit from us that includes a solar panel and a motor. Using any other materials, competitors design and build their own vehicle. Various prizes are awarded such as those for placement in the races, knowledge about solar energy, excellently demonstrated construction skills, etc. The main goal of the competition is to learn about practical applications for renewable energy and to have fun doing so!

 

Q: Who can participate in the Junior Solar Car Competition?

 

A: Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 in the south boundaries of the Peel District School Board can participate in the competition.

 

Q: When and where is the Junior Solar Car Competition?

 

A: The competition will be held at Port Credit Secondary School on Friday, May 19, 2017. The last date to register for the competition is Monday, April 17, 2017. In the event of rain or overcast skies, the competition will be held indoors with enhanced lighting. We will announce the detailed schedule for the day's events at a later date on our website.

 

Q: Can I use a previous year's solar panel and motor?

 

A: Absolutely! We encourage competitors to be environmentally friendly and reuse supplies from previous years. However, the original Junior Solar Car solar panel used for our competition must be used. If you do not have one, you can order one during the registration process.

 

Registration: Click here

 

Team Package:  JSC Team Package 2017.docx

 

Media Release Form: JSC Media Release Form 2017.pdf

 

 

 

May 2014 Junior Solar Car Challenge a huge success!  Full sun would have been great but we had a great time and lots of fun.  See below pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student photo
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