If It’s Chilly Out, Then It Must Be Time for the Sol Chili Cook-Off!

7 Nov 2019

Sol System's Annual Chili Cook-off and Costume Contest

Captain Crunch, “Spy-derman”, and a pack of gnomes highlighted Sol’s Halloween Costume Contest

This chilly Halloween at Sol, we got creative with slow cookers and costumes. The Sol team raised the bar for our costume contest, with creative, unique, and “punny” costumes. Some teams donned group costumes, and others, costumes with Solar Energy themes. Regardless, Solster’s didn’t turn down the opportunity to show off their brilliant minds and Halloween spirit. Of course, this year we had a lot of Nats Spirit as well. Aside from goofy costumes, perhaps our favorite Halloween tradition is our Spooky Chili Cook-Off. Sol Systems is home to outstanding cooks and bakers, always willing to display their extracurricular skills in the office. This Halloween’s cookoff featured two categories; Meat Chili and Veggie Chili. Our five competitors faced off in the Sol Cafe during lunch, eagerly presenting their dishes to ravenous coworkers who anonymously voted for their favorite dish in each category. Roasted corn, chicken, red peppers, and a phoenix spice blend were just a few of the not so secret (anymore) ingredients our contestants added to their chili recipes.

The Chili Cookoff contestants pose with their creations

If picking a cook-off winner wasn’t hard enough, voters also had to pick their favorite costume of the day. From Captain Crunch to “Spy”der-Man (the eventual winner), picking our favorite was no easy task. By end of day, winners were announced and presented with their awards and appreciation. Each contestant walked away with an award, some glory, and the satisfaction of keeping our spooky Halloween tradition alive and tasty.


Sol Systems, a national solar finance and development firm, delivers sophisticated, customized services for institutional, corporate, and municipal customers. Sol is employee-owned, and has been profitable since inception in 2008.

Over the last ten years, Sol Systems has delivered 800 MW of solar projects for Fortune 100 companies, municipalities, universities, churches, and small businesses. Sol now manages over $650 million in solar energy assets for utilities, banks, and Fortune 500 companies.

Inc. 5000 recognized Sol Systems in its annual list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies for four consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.solsystems.com

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Jennifer Hernandez

Jennifer Hernandez