Solar Cup 2016 Results

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Solar-Cup-2016 110-for-webIn a field of 38 competitors, LVMWD’s two Solar Cup teams performed well at the annual competition conducted at Lake Skinner, near Temecula.

Sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, each team builds an electric boat that uses solar panels to charge its batteries.

Students learn design, engineering, electrical, propulsion systems, construction and the importance of reducing mass to conserve power.

Over a three-day period, each team participates in endurance and sprint trials, testing the effectiveness of their design and execution.

Solar-Cup-2016 271-FBThis year, Calabasas High School finished 7th overall and took 1st place in the 200-meter sprint competition among Foothill Region schools.

David Gonzales School placed 16th overall.

Read the news release from Metropolitan.

View the final scores.

See photos.

 

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