18 Sep '11, 4pm

19-Year-Old Winning Awards Left & Right for Her Solar Power Helper, the SunSaluter

19-Year-Old Winning Awards Left & Right for Her Solar Power Helper, the SunSaluter

The Green Challenge prize will make all the difference in my work. I will be able to deploy more pilot projects in both emerging and developed markets, and design a subsidized financial model so that people in developing countries would be able to afford the SunSaluter as well. With the SunSaluter, the 65,000-panel solar fields in California could generate 40% more electricity to sell to the grid. This would increase the value of solar energy in the renewable energy market and help to reduce CO2 emissions. A family in rural Kenya could power one additional lightbulb in their hut at night since the SunSaluter is more affordable than a traditional $600 motor. If many panels harness 40% more energy consistently, then 40% more of the community can benefit from the electricity. For emerging markets, this will eliminate the need for kerosene lanterns, encouraging communities to ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/09/18/19-year-old-winning-a...

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