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Start Your Solar-Powered Engines
Start your silent engines!
Sign up your student team for the 4th Annual Long Beach Solar Grand Prix
Registration Deadline: Friday, December 21st
Solar Grand Prix Long Beach 2012
Solar Grand Prix Long Beach 2012

Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske is sponsoring the Fourth Annual Long Beach Solar Grand Prix competition in which students, grade 6-12, are invited to design and build a solar-powered model car that will complete a race in the shortest possible time using the available power.


The Solar Grand Prix challenges students to use scientific know-how, creative thinking, experimentation and teamwork to design and build high-performance model solar vehicles.


Teams will receive a Solar Car Kit, which includes a solar panel and an electric motor. Using any other materials, competitors will design and build a model solar-powered vehicle that will race on a 20-meter (65-foot) racecourse. The winner of the competition will be the team whose vehicle is the top finisher in a series of head to head elimination rounds.


Interested in coaching a team? Check out the details and registration materials below. Questions? Contact Rachel in the Office of Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske at 562-570-6932.


2013 Solar Grand Prix Flier 

Team Registration Form 

Event Information 


Design Tips 


A mandatory team orientation will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Car kits will be provided at this time. The 4th Annual Solar Grand Prix is on Saturday, April 20, 2013. 


Contribute to the Solar Grand Prix
There is no registration fee associated with the Long Beach Solar Grand Prix; this event is made possible by the generosity of community and business sponsors. Help this event grow by supporting a student team and making a tax-deductible donation to Partners of Parks.

Click the donate button above to contribute online or mail your check - made out to Partners of Parks - to the Office of Councilwoman Schipske at 333 W. Ocean Blvd. 14th Floor, Long Beach, CA 90802. Please put "Solar Grand Prix" in the memo.

Questions or interested in more information? Call Rachel at (562) 570-6932