We're at the halfway mark for the
GE ecogmagination Challenge: Powering the Grid, and more than 1,000
ideas from 60 countries have been submitted with upwards of 16,000
votes cast so far.
so far range from installing ultra-capacitors to manage the
output of renewable energy resources and software solutions that
make use of abundant real-time data to predict future energy use to
wave energy using hydraulics and a hurricane-resistant wind turbine.
Not to mention ideas that we may all see in our homes someday, such
as intelligent adaptors and switches that would retrofit energy
guzzling devices so they can talk to new smart meters.
What's your idea? There's $200
million on the line (not to mention the future of clean energy!) to
find the best ideas to create smarter, cleaner and more efficient
electric grids! Submit an idea or vote for your favorite one on the
site by visiting http://www.ecomagination.com/challenge
before the Challenge closes on September 30th.
The challenge is an open call for breakthrough ideas and
technologies that will help create a smarter, cleaner, more
efficient and economically viable grid, and to accelerate the
adoption of smart grid technologies. Collectively, GE and its
venture capital partners have committed $200 million to help bring
these new ideas to market.
The challenge is open to
technologists, entrepreneurs, start-ups, students and groups like
yours from across the globe. It's open to anyone aged 18 years or
older and all legally formed entities. Read all the details here and
submit your ideas at http://challenge.ecomagination.com/ideas.
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