Solar Design Competition Open Now!

Solar Structures Design Competition

Microgrid is pleased to announce the kickoff of the Solar Structures Design Competition in partnership with the Sam Fox School of Design at Washington University. The contest invites architecture students and practicing architects to design any or all of the following solar power integrated prototypes:

A] PAVILION – 1st place winner’s design gets constructed + $1,000 prize

B] BIKE RACK – 1st place winner gets $500 prize

C] CARPORT [that can serve as a re-charging station] – 1st place winner gets $500 prize

D] AWNING [attach to existing windows/doorways] – 1st place winner gets $500 prize


Solar Structures Design Competition



There will be an optional 2-hour seminar that participants are encouraged to attend. This seminar will cover the basic solar technology requirements and expectations for the submissions. This event will be filmed and posted on the Microgrid website for participants that live out of town or are unable to attend.

Registration Deadline: Registration must be completed by Friday, July 15th, 2011
To register please see the following site:

Seminar Date: Saturday, July 17th, 2011
1 – 3p in the Forest Park Visitor Center

Submission Deadline: Work will be accepted through Friday, August 26, 2011, 5:00pm

Deliberation: Friday, September 2, 2011


For complete contest rules & regulations, please peruse this PDF