Solar Cup Boat Building and Racing Competition


Solar Cup is a STEAM-focused program in which high school students work in teams to learn engineering, physics, math, technical writing and career-building skills. Student use these new skills to transform an empty boat hull into a fully operational solar powered boat. This innovative water education and environmentally sustainable technology program is funded by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and its member agencies including West Basin Municipal Water District. Additional information on the program is available by contacting Education Coordinator Janel Ancayan at

Solar Cup 2022 Competition Coverage

West Basin is proud to sponsor the following four high schools with support for the 2022 Solar Cup Competition, which includes hands-on and online activities:

Return back to this page as we report on the successes of West Basin sponsored teams!

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