Harness the power of renewable energy in the Renewable Energy Contest! The winners will take home fantastic prizes including solar ovens from GoSun Stove.

Renewable energy is anything that can be replenished on a human timescale, so that means things like sun, wind, rain, waves, geothermal, and human power.

Who knows: if you expend a little bit of your human energy now, maybe you’ll win the Renewable Energy Contest later!

Want more contests? Check out Instructables' current contests here!

The Renewable Energy Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

23 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (2)

Two First Prize winners will receive:
  • a GoSun Sport
  • an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (15)

Fifteen Runner Up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between May 16, 2016 and Jul 11, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Renewable Energy Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.