Intersolar North America, the first major solar+energy storage event of 2020, has released the line-up for the first-ever Solar Games installer competition, taking place on Feb. 4, 2020, at the San Diego Convention Center.
Solar Games will kick off with two competitions on Feb. 4, 2020, with the championship round taking place on Feb. 5. The winner will take home a $5,000 cash prize. All installer teams will receive free training from Solar Energy Int. (SEI), prizes by JinkoSolar, safety gear and complimentary conference passes. Teams from across the U.S., including Sullivan Solar Power, SunKey Energy and Sol-Up USA, will compete in the debut competition.
Held in the Solar Games stadium, the competition will be emceed by SEI’s Roger Williams and Brian Mehalic. As teams compete side-by-side on two rooftops to build a residential solar+storage system, they will be judged on installation quality, safety, speed and other criteria by the Institute for Building Technology and Safety’s Rudy Saporite.
“We wanted to create a dynamic, live event for the show floor that highlights a vital segment of our industry – installers – as well as the innovative solutions our exhibitors are bringing to the market,” says Wes Doane, event director of Intersolar North America. “Solar Games checks all those boxes.”
Intersolar North America was advised by North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), ReVision Energy, the Institute of Building Technology and Safety and Solar Energy Int. on different aspects of the Solar Games, from specifying and building the system to developing judging criteria.
Equipment will be provided by Solar Games sponsors Everest Solar Systems, JinkoSolar, Rolls Battery Eng., AIMS Power and Tesla. When the event concludes, the equipment providers will donate the systems to non-profit Twende Solar and provide solar power to a children’s home in Peru.
Interested solar+energy storage professionals can register for the Solar Games here.