The Solar 1 is an annual competition of solar boats, based in Monaco. The event takes place around the Yacht Club de Monaco , whose building is an international architectural example of design and sustainability and was opened in June 2014. The first edition of the competition occurred there and 23 teams from different countries competed for the title of their categories. The Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup 2014 took place between 10 and 12 July , and was divided between three classes : Class A, Open Class and V20 .
Classes are categorized by different technical specifications of the boats, the solar panels and by the division of the members of the participating teams. The 2015 edition of the Championship is already scheduled to take place between 9 and 11 of July.