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Competitions

  • 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition
    2014 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition

    Pennsylvania State University was selected as the first place overall winner and People’s Choice winner of the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition. Photo from U.S. Department of Energy.

  • Geothermal Resources Council Meeting in September 2014
    Geothermal Resources Council Meeting in September 2014

    (Left to right) Tyler Ricketts, Michael Jones and Lee Ingram, members of the University of Mississippi team, stand next to Doug Hollett, Geothermal Technologies Office Director, after receiving third place in the Geothermal Student Competition at the Geothermal Resources Council Meeting in September 2014.

  • 2013 Solar Decathlon
    2013 Solar Decathlon

    Vienna University of Technology was the winner of the 2013 Solar Decathlon.

Illustration of a silver trophy.Energy competitions can be a fun way to apply your understanding of science. Whether you're a seventh-grader interested in testing your understanding of energy efficiency and renewables, or an engineering student who wants to design a home for the Solar Decathlon, you can find a wide range of energy-related contests for all ages. Check out the links in this section and get ready to see how your design, engineering, and knowledge stack up against your peers.

Here you will find:

  • Opportunities for K-12 Students: Students can demonstrate their skills in a wide range of energy competitions that challenge them to build an electric car, design a school of the future, and much more.
  • Opportunities for University Students and Professors: College and graduate students, along with their professors, can apply their technical prowess in competitions that challenge them with projects ranging from designing a more energy-efficient paper industry to constructing a solar-powered house.

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