Junior Solar Sprint

2019 Junior Solar Sprint

The annual Junior Solar Sprint is a statewide challenge of ingenuity, engineering, and speed for students in fifth- through eighth-grade. It is part of a national competition where students build and race solar-powered model cars. It is co-sponsored in Delaware by the Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy and the Delaware Technology Student Association.

The 2019 Junior Solar Sprint

The 25th Annual Junior Solar Sprint is set for Thursday, April 4, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington.

Middle schools across the state are invited to register up to two teams of two to four students. Registration is free.

The Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy will provide each participating school with two starter kits, each including a solar panel, motor, and wheels.


Interested educators should submit a completed registration form by January 4, 2019, by email ( or by surface mail.

Rules and guidelines apply. Schools are not required to have a Technology Student Association chapter to participate.

A Delaware Tradition

Junior Solar Sprint has been a Delaware tradition for more than two decades. It encourages students to get creative and apply real-world problem-solving in a fun and educational atmosphere. And it fosters teamwork and student interest in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Junior Solar Sprint Participants

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