19 Jul '11, 4pm

$100,000 For 19 Year-Old Solar Savant: Eden Full is the 19 year-old Canadian founder of the nerdicallly named

$100,000 For 19 Year-Old Solar Savant: Eden Full is the 19 year-old Canadian founder of the nerdicallly named

Eden Full is the 19 year-old Canadian founder of the nerdicallly named Roseicollis Technologies, a very early-stage solar tracker idea granted $100,000 by PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel . As you might have heard, Thiel has begun a "20 Under 20” grant program for young entrepreneurs through his Thiel Fellowship program . Eden Full is a mechanical engineering undergrad at Princeton University with a product idea for cutting solar tracker manufacturing costs by 75 percent. As part of the fellowship, she’s preparing to take a brief hiatus from Princeton to the San Francisco Bay Area for two years. Some have described the program as being paid to drop out of college - although dropping out is optional. Amongst the 24 Thiel Fellowship winners is another solar tracking idea -- although that one is for 2-axis systems. Full's tracking system is accurate t...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/100000-for-19...

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