Solar energy solutions
for Stockholm Royal Seaport

Compete for 50 000 Swedish kronor with your idea

How can we integrate solar energy into urban environments? Enter the competition for an opportunity to win 50 000 Swedish kronor and to see your solution for solar energy in urban environments integrated in Stockholm Royal Seaport.

The winners are now announced!

We would like to thank everyone who has participated in the challenge. Out of over 700 participants the jury has selected three winners based on the judging criteria for the competition. Read more at this .

to learn about similar competitions. Any questions about the competition? Contact stockholmsolarchallenge@studentcompetitions.com

The Challenge & Assessment Criteria

Stockholm Royal Seaport is one of Europe’s largest urban development projects and is a leader when it comes to next generation sustainable neighborhoods. Sustainability is the red thread throughout the whole project and the district aims to become the front runner of sustainable urban planning and offer one of Europe’s most attractive and modern living environments.

As part of Stockholm Royal Seaport’s sustainability focus, this competition’s purpose is to find long-term solar energy solutions that are feasible and cost-efficient. The competition also aims to find visually appealing solutions that will become a trademark of Stockholm Royal Seaport. Below is the competition’s description and assessment criterion. Read through the challenge and assessment criteria carefully before beginning your submission. You can submit your solution to the challenge by downloading and completing the proposal template. The last day to submit your proposal is January 25, 2015.

The Challenge

The challenge is to find a visually appealing solar energy solution that can be integrated into Stockholm Royal Seaport. The solution doesn’t need to include a new technical innovation of solar technology, but may be an existing technology that can be innovatively integrated into urban environments. The integration of the solution within urban environments should be considered for public places (eg, streets, squares and parks), where the solution can provide energy for functions within the city. The proposal can either offer a standalone solution as a part of the urban environment or provide a solution that is integrated into building design.

The solar energy solution should be a trademark of Stockholm Royal Seaport and an innovation that is possible to replicate within and outside Stockholm Royal Seaport. Through the integration of innovative solutions, the goal is also to increase the understanding of the benefits of solar technology among the residents of Stockholm Royal Seaport and beyond.

Compete as a team

We encourage you to compete as a team. By competing as a team it is possible to combine knowledge and specializations to provide a more robust submission. Do you want to compete in a team but lack people to compete with? Visit this forum to find other contestants who are looking for people to complete their team.

Download the proposal template

Assessment criteria

Required criteria

Your innovation needs to fulfill the following criteria:

  • Feasibility
    The solution must be space-efficient and have the potential to be realistically implemented.
  • Visual appeal
    The solution needs to be visually appealing and be easily adapted to the environment.
  • Cost-efficiency
    The solution needs to have a calculated budget.
  • Innovativeness
    The solution needs to be an original and fresh idea.
  • Longevity
    The solution should be suitable for long-term arrangements and have the possibility for upgrades when new technology for solar power becomes available.

Added value

The following criteria can provide added value for your solution:

  • Flexibility
    The solution should be possible to replicate in other areas within and around Stockholm Royal Seaport.
  • Pedagogic
    The solution should inform/educate citizens of the usage of solar energy.
  • Additional criteria that may increase the value of your innovation
    eg, production conditions, materials (life cycle considerations) and working conditions.