The Challenge community has spoken, and today we’re excited to announce that Sagle, Idaho-basedSolar Roadwaysreceived the highest number of Challenge community votes and will receive the $50,000 award.
A brainchild of Scott and Julie Brusaw, the unique concept to make roads out of recyclable solar panels instantly caught the attention of the Challenge community. This award marks the first winner of the Challenge, which has attracted more than 3,500 ideas. More than 74,000 people have used the platform to vote and comment, and we are encouraged by the passion around collectively trying to solve big energy challenges.
The voting process was monitored throughout this Challenge by GE and BrightIdea, a leader in online innovation platforms. Based on the Challengeterms and conditionsvotes in violation of these terms were removed and considered ineligible.
Congratulations again to Solar Roadways and thanks to the entire Challenge community for your active engagement. Stay tuned for news on the announcement of our Innovation Award winners in early November.
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