The big winner at the MIT Clean Energy Prize competition was Picasolar and its cost-lowering, efficiency-boosting selective emitter application for solar cells.
Radiator Labs has created a low-cost radiator retro-fit solution that could reportedly save consumers millions of dollars in energy costs and help reduce carbon emissions.
Fifteen teams from a dozen universities are currently going through mentoring at the MIT Clean Energy Prize competition – only one will walk away with the $200,000.
Top honors at the 2011 MIT Clean Energy Prize have gone to CoolChip Technologies, a start-up based on patented technology for helping data centers reduce costs.
The competition, now in its fourth year, is open to university teams across the US, with 80 different ones competing for cash and, more importantly, exposure.
A start-up company called C3Nano and founded by two Stanford University students recently won the MIT Clean Energy Prize, garnering $200,000 worth of funding for their transparent electrode technology.
The Grand Prize winner of the annual MIT Clean Energy Prize will be announced this week, with finalists presenting technologies ranging from carbon-reducing concrete to high-efficiency electricity storage.