The second annual installer competition will take place at Intersolar North America and Energy Storage North America 2022 on January 13 and 14.
By Hannah Schnyder, Event Coordinator, Solar Games
This January, Intersolar North America and Energy Storage North America are coming together in Long Beach — which means the Solar Games is back in action! Taking place live in the Solar Games Stadium inside the #isnaesna22 expo hall, the thrilling two-day bracket-style tournament is free to all event attendees.
Seven install teams from across the U.S. will go head-to-head building grid-tied and off-grid residential solar + storage systems. Installer teams will be objectively and rigorously judged on safety, technical accuracy and speed.
In addition to bragging rights, the winning team will take home a cash prize of $10,000 — the largest in Solar Games history! The second and third place teams will receive prizes of $3,500 and $2,500, respectively.
Meet the teams
Representing regions from across the U.S., we’re thrilled to introduce the 2022 Solar Games teams!
- Sol-Up: Las Vegas, NV (Returning Champions!)
- LuminaSun Smart Home, LLC: Mooresville, NC
- Greenspark Solar: Ontario, NY
- Synergy Power: Livermore, CA
- SunCommon: Waterbury, VT
- Solar Works Energy: Albuquerque, NM
- Aloha Solar Power: Encinitas, CA
Competition schedule details
There will be six matchups throughout the tournament, each lasting 75-90 minutes. Day 1 kicks off Thursday, January 13, with grid-tied installation competitions taking place at 10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.. Thursday’s winners will move on to the semi-finals.
On Friday, January 14, remaining teams will battle to complete an off-grid installation, with matchups taking place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Winners will proceed to the 4:00 p.m. championship round, which will be a grid-tied competition. With $10,000 at stake, the final round is not one to miss!
From panels to batteries, equipment will be provided by 2022 Solar Games sponsors, which includes industry-leading companies:
- Panels: Heliene Solar
- Racking: K2
- Mounts: RoofTech
- Batteries: Rolls
- Energy Storage: Electriq
- Grid-tie Inverter: Electriq
- Off-grid Inverter: Midnite Solar
- Rapid Shutdown: Midnite Solar
After the competition, all equipment will be donated to Twende Solar, a nonprofit that provides reliable electricity to underserved communities around the world.
Stay up-to-date on the 2022 solar games by signing up for event updates and following #2022SolarGames across social media channels. Want to watch the competition in person? Secure an expo-hall-only pass for Intersolar North America and Energy Storage North America by registering here.
For questions about the 2022 Solar Games, reach out to Solar Games Event Coordinator Hannah Schnyder at email@example.com.