CONTEST: GE ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid

by , 07/14/10
filed under: sponsored

GE ecomaginationLittle by little, the U.S. is moving toward a more sustainable future, and GE and its partners want to help. The GE ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid is investing $200 million in innovative business models, technologies, and processes that will bring clean, usable energy to market via renewable energy, power grid efficiency, and eco homes/ecobuildings.

GE challenges students, inventors, technologists, and entrepreneurs to develop solutions for a better power grid that enables the nation to create, connect, and use energy efficiently. We’ve grown to love the power grid’s capability to reduce electricity usage and lower power bills – a 10 percent savings per household translates to a collective $36 billion annually!

GE and its partners are committing the resources find and develop the next-generation power grid and encourage forward-thinkers to focus on renewable energy, grid efficiency, and eco homes/ and eco buildings that appeal to mainstream tastes.

Do you have a creative and marketable solution for improving grid technology? Have you been looking for a way to bring your ideas to life? The $200 million campaign offers you and others the possibility of having your ideas funded with cash grants, GE research center fellowships, cooperative product development agreements, and/or equity investments. The GE ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid includes a social community that tracks online votes, highlights contest entries, and offers fascinating facts about renewable resources and grid technologies.

Visit GE ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid to enter by September 30, 2010, or download the iPhone app for free.


or your inhabitat account below


  1. SmartSolar October 2, 2010 at 1:33 am

    As a contender in the ECOmagination challenge I would like to commend GE for their iniative. This contest has proven to be much more than just that. It is also a platform where innovative people meet and can liaise. I made very useful contacts so even if I would not be selected, I am still a winner.

    Kind regards,
    James Post

  2. RenEnergy September 22, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Improved access to clean water can reduce diarrhoea and waterborne diseases by at least 25%, and improved sanitation can reduce child mortality by 30%. A smart water monitoring system can help catch contaminants and insure a safe drinking system. Rentricity’s smart water monitoring system is powered by renewable energy of the water flow itself.

  3. CalSolarEng July 15, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Yes GE, Yes! Put the incentives on the table to have the real innovators step up to the place. I am always impressed by your ability to spark the ideas of tomorrow.

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
What are you looking for? (Solar, HVAC, etc.)
Where are you located?