App Students Needed for Multi-Disciplinary Solar District Cup Team

We are soliciting applications of Appalachian State University students from different departments for a mutidisciplinary team to develop a project for the Solar District Cup competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.  

The Solar District Cup challenges multidisciplinary student teams to design and model optimized distributed energy systems for a campus or urban district. These systems integrate solar, storage, and other technologies across mixed-use districts, which are groups of buildings served by a common electrical distribution feeder

Including undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, College of Arts and Sciences and Walker College of Business,  the App State team won second place in its division in DOE’s 2021–22 Solar District Cup, which recognized the students for their solar power system design (

If you're interested in participating in this year's team, please submit your letter of interest by 5 p.m. on October 28, 2022 along with a one-page personal statement to the Faculty Advisor Ram Poudel by email at This is a great opportunity to be a part of a team in the winning tradition of Appstate!

Published: Oct 18, 2022 12:12pm