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Ga Tech Students Win ACC Clean Energy Challenge

By Chip Rogers Posted April 1, 2014 11:11am (EDT)
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Picture by accnrg.com


Congratulations goes out to four Georgia Tech students for winning the third annual ACC Clean Energy Challenge and a $100,000 grand prize.

The ACC Clean Energy Challenge is a business plan competition encouraging students from all US southeastern universities to develop business plans for new clean energy companies focused on renewable energy, energy efficiency improvements and advanced fuels/vehicles. There are 6 total regions, with the winners reaching the finals of the DOE's National Clean Energy Business Plan Finals.

Graduate students Marcelo Sandoval, Jennifer Howard, Mitch Costley and Eric Crane beat out Clemson University by developing a new electrical power grid technology with an Internet-like control architecture and a learning control software system.

The Georgia Tech team will now represent the southeast region in the Department of Energy's National Clean Energy Business Plan Finals being in Washington DC on June 11-12, 2014.

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