This contest demonstrates that the sun can supply the energy necessary for all the daily energy demands of a small household. The object is to produce as much or more energy than the house consumes over a defined period of time to demonstrate that the house and its systems function sustainably. Points will be awarded based on each team’s ability to use their solar electric systems to produce as much electrical energy as they require during the contest week."
- Contest Regulations, pg. 7(PDF 216K)