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Registration for the 2023-2024 Solar Sprint competitions will be coming soon. Check back regularly for updates.

The Solar Sprint competitions – Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) and Senior Solar Sprint (SSS) – will be held during the 2024 National TSA Conference at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida.


About the Solar Sprint competitions

Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) is administered by the Technology Student Association (TSA) through a grant awarded by the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP). Senior Solar Sprint is administered by the Technology Student Association. The competitions offer resources that empower teachers, mentors, and other community members to engage middle and high school students in designing, building, and racing model solar cars. Students develop teamwork and problem-solving abilities, investigate environmental issues, and gain hands-on STEM skills as they construct the fastest, most interesting, and best crafted vehicle possible. An online resource center is available to educators. JSS and SSS are official TSA competitions. 


Check out The Mile Marker, an e-newsletter that features TSA’s solar energy program and competitions.

JSS Welcome PosterIf you are a TSA middle school or high school chapter advisor at a Title 1 school, or an elementary school teacher interested in bringing JSS Jumpstart to fifth and sixth graders, your school may be able to receive up to two free solar car kits. Each kit meets the minimum specifications for JSS and SSS, and contains a solar panel, electric motor, and a pair of small alligator clips for easy hookup. PITSCO Ray Catcher Sprint Kit




JSS and SSS Registration FAQs

What is JSS/SSS AEOP registration?
Where can I find the registration link?
What does registration cost?
What do I receive after I register?
Am I obligated to participate in a JSS/SSS event after I register?
Is TSA chapter affiliation the same as JSS/SSS AEOP registration?
Are there free resources available to assist JSS/SSS coaches with the implementation of JSS/SSS?

Solar Sprint Video Resources (These resources apply to JSS and SSS.)

Gear up for competition. Watch four, free webinars and a video hosted by Bob Walters:

  1. Solar Sprint – Basic Concepts
  2. Solar Sprint - Design and Fabrication Concepts
  3. Solar Sprint - Making Vehicles Competitive
  4. Solar Sprint - Tips and Techniques - Designing and Building
  5. Solar Sprint - Battery Connection

For JSS or SSS competition updates, click here.


Questions? Please contact Sue King.