2021 Solar Games

The industry's first real-time installer competition

The Solar Games is a competition that tasks installation teams with building the main product components of a residential solar + storage system: solar modules, racking, inverters, and battery storage.

Competing live in a stadium setting at the combined Energy Storage North America and Intersolar North America conferences and expos, teams will be scored on a point system for quality, safety, speed, and other criteria. The winning team from each match will advance to the next round, with the championship-round winner named the Solar Games Champion—and winning at $10,000 top prize.

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On-demand Recording: Solar Games 101

Get behind-the-scenes details about the 2020 Solar Games installer competition! Moderated by Solar Power World’s Kelsey Misbrener, this 30-minute live discussion features 2020 champion Sol-Up’s Joseph Folken, technical advisor Johan Alfsen, official judge Rudy Saporite, and lead coordinator Emily Nelson.

Applications to compete in the Solar Games for the $10,000 top prize are open through Apri1 1, 2021.

FAQ

What will the 2021 Solar Games look like?

The 2021 competition will feature more teams, more prizes, and more surprises than the debut event held at #isna2020. Stay up-to-date by registering for event updates, following #2021solargames on Twitter, and checking this page often.

Who takes part in the Solar Games?

Solar installation teams from around the country apply to compete in the Solar Games. Teams will be selected to compete in the Solar Games based on NABCEP certification, OSHA certifications and electrician requirements.

All registered attendees and exhibitors of Intersolar North America are welcome to take part by cheering on the teams during the Solar Games competition.

Where will the Solar Games be held?

The 2021 Solar Games will be held in a custom-built stadium setting in the #isnaesna21 expo hall at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA.

I have an install team – how do I participate?

To become an official Solar Games install team, please submit your information using this form on Intersolar North America. From there, a member of our team will be in touch to get you an application. If your application is approved, a $1,000 deposit is required to hold your spot – but don’t worry, upon completion of the Games, you’ll get that credited back. From there, you’ll stay in the loop with updates on the #2021solargames as an official install team!

How can my company’s equipment be used?

If you are interested in providing equipment for the Solar Games and being a Solar Games sponsor, please submit your information using the contact information below. Stay tuned for updated sponsorship opportunities!

I want to sponsor the Solar Games but do not want to provide equipment. Are there other options?

Yes, we have multiple non-equipment related sponsorships available! Please submit your information using the form on the right or email Emily Nelson at enelson@divcom.com.

Will anything be provided to install teams before the competition?

2-4 weeks before the first round of the Solar Games, teams will receive system details, tools, and an Installer’s Handbook. Study this guide to ensure you have the information you’ll need to succeed at the #2021solargames!

2021 Advisory Board

Meet the clean energy leaders that will help guide the 2021 competition.

Get Involved

Apply to Participate

Interested parties are encouraged to use this online form to connect with event organizers and discuss how they can participate in the 2021 competition.

Emily Nelson

Primary Contact: Emily Nelson

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