Solar Sprint

For complete information and to register, visit Solar Sprint on the UMaine Extension 4-H website.

What is the Solar Sprint?   2 youth on the starting line with their solar car

The Solar Sprint is a fun, interactive way to teach principles of renewable energy and the engineering design process; as students create solar-powered model cars. The top cars from each participating school/site are invited to attend the state race where they are raced for top speed and judged on innovation, design, craftsmanship, and other categories. This program strives to increase youth’s interest in STEM related topics and careers.

For more information or questions about the program, please contact Danielle O’Neill at

group of youth with solar cars on the starting line with race supporters behind

The 2019 Maine Solar Sprint state race will be held on June 8 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the University of Maine, Orono.

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Special Thanks to our 2019 Sponsors

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