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An organic solar panel greenhouse wins a contest

An organic solar panel greenhouse wins a contest

An organic photovoltaic greenhouse has been created at the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences in Algeria that increases crop production helping to combat hunger. The Go Green in the City competition offers young innovators a global platform to advance their energy careers

It is an organic system for photovoltaic greenhouses developed by Zvirevo Chisadza and Tariro Cynthia Mutsindikwa, members of the “Team Latent Innovations” of the University. The system generates energy from the greenhouse cover material and is capable of generating sustainable energy to increase crop production with the potential to reduce famine by up to 20%.

Sustainable way to solve hunger

"Energized greenhouses represent great possibilities as a sustainable way to solve hunger in the world and we are honored to be recognized as the winning team of the Go Green in the City competition," they say from the "Team Latent Innovations. In addition to the overall winner of the competition, Schneider Electric has also announced that Thanh Nguyen Thi and Ha Doan Thi Thu, from Duy Tan University in Vietnam, received the 'Women in Business Award', which recognizes them as an all-female team among the participants. of 2018.

The Go Green in the City awards coincided with the United Nations conference on climate change COP24, which has been taking place in Poland since the beginning of the month.

Olivier Blum from Schneider Electric explained that “the high quality of the projects presented in the competition, and especially those of the finalists, is proof that young innovators will transform the way we live and do business, for a sustainable future ”.

Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced the winning team ofGo Green in the City 2018, the international competition for students that focuses on innovative energy solutions for Smart Cities.

The system is capable of generating sustainable energyoff grid to increase crop production with the potential to reduce famine by up to 20%.

Energized greenhouses represent great possibilities as a sustainable way to solve world hunger and we are honored to be recognized as the winning team of the Go Green in the City competition.‘, They assure from Team Latent Innovations.

In addition to the overall winner of the competition, Schneider Electric has also announced that Thanh Nguyen Thi and Ha Doan Thi Thu, from Duy Tan University in Vietnam, received the 'Women in Business Award', Which recognizes them as a totally female team among the 2018 participants.


Incentivize innovation to combat climate change

The Go Green in the City awards coincide with the upcoming United Nations climate change conference COP24, which will take place in Katowice, Poland, in early December.

‘As COP24 approaches, we all need to shift our focus on climate change, for the good of our planet,’ he says.Olivier Blum, Chief Human Resources Officer of Schneider Electric. 'The high quality of the projects presented in the competition, and especially those of the finalists, is proof that young innovators will transform the way we live and do business, for a sustainable future. Schneider Electric has a strategic vision to solve the current global energy paradox, and the winners have demonstrated different ways to put that vision into practice..’

24,000 student candidates for the competition

In its eighth year, Go Green in the City has become a major event for business and engineering students from around the world. This year, more than 24,000 young innovators - 58% of them women - from 3,190 universities in 163 countries participated. Winners and runners-up have received cash prizes, mentoring advice from Schneider Electric experts, and multiple networking opportunities. In addition, Zvirevo Chisadza and Tariro Cynthia Mutsindikwa will have the opportunity to start a career at Schneider Electric and will be able to visit and explore two cities in the world - where Schneider Electric is present - to network with professionals from the energy sector.

Ten finalist teams from the US, China, Germany, Algeria, Indonesia, Brazil, India, Spain, Canada and Vietnam, met in Atlanta (USA), on the occasion of the Schneider Electric Innovation Summit in North America, to present your ideas in front of a VIP panel of international business leaders and technical experts from Schneider Electric. The North American Innovation Summit brought together more than 1,200 entrepreneurs, executives and industry leaders on November 13 and 14.

For more information: http://gogreeninthecity.se.com

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