Solar Cup


Solar Cup is a FREE high school education program for students to build and race solar powered boats. Rowland Water District (RWD) in partnership with Three Valleys Water District (TVMWD) and The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) sponsor teams through the seven-month program.

RWD/TVMWD allots funding for this program in order for the teams to purchase the items needed to get the boats ready for the three-day completion held in May at Lake Skinner in Temecula. The students will utilize engineering, mathematical and mechanical skills to build the boat to race in both an endurance race as well as a 200 meter sprint race. The collaborative, hands-on experience is extremely beneficial to the students and the Solar Cup completion is the largest solar powered completion in the country.

To learn more about the program visit:

To view the 2017 Results click here


Click this link to view the Go Pro video from the Sprint Race on Day 3!!  


Santana High School with RWD Board of Directors and RWD Staff

Santana High School Team and Dr. Julie Mitchell RUSD Superintendent (2017)