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Former E-Team wins 'Solar For All' Design Contest
July 13, 2010

July 13, 2010 - Congrats to Greenlight Planet – which started a few years ago as a National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) E-Team from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign – for winning the "Solar For All" Design Contest. The contest, supported by Canopus Foundation and Ashoka, recognizes some of the world’s most innovative technical solutions for providing sustainable and reliable energy solutions to customers without access to the electricity grid. First prize is an investment of US$250,000 from the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation.

Greenlight Planet is developing and providing solar-charged, battery-powered LED lanterns in India that is healthier, more economical, less dangerous, and less polluting then petroleum lanterns.

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