Shine Bright:

Solar essay Contest Winners

The Solar and Storage Industries Institute (SI2) is proud to announce the winners of its national solar essay contest for high school students.

The goal of this contest was to inspire the next generation of solar leaders to lend their voice to the future of renewable energy. Thank you to all of the students who submitted their thoughtful essays. Your participation is what helped make this contest a success. 

grand prize winner

Imani Laird

Newton Highlands, MA

"I’m scared to live in a world where I never see Boston snow again"

Letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren


Nimisha Sarkar

Letter to Congresswoman Laurel Lee

Tampa, FL

"While shifting to solar energy may be a significant change for society, it is needed to ensure that future generations on this land have a place to call home.”

Summer Anne De Jesus

Letter to Governor Ron DeSantis

Port Charlotte, FL

"Solar technology is necessary to limit the consequences of our continuous heavy reliance on Fossil fuels”

Thank You to Our Contest Sponsors

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PSG Energy Group
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