X Prize Finds “Craziest Green Idea” Winner

Reader Contribution by Jessie Fetterling

<p>UC Irvine students Bryan Le and Kyle Good stumbled upon the “What’s Your Crazy Green Idea” X Prize competition while searching online for contests they could enter. And surfing the web never paid off this much because — not only did they participate — they won the $25,000 prize!</p>
<p>On Sept. 10, 2008 the X Prize Foundation announced the competition and asked contestants to submit two-minute videos through YouTube that address a possible breakthrough on an energy-and-environment-related issue. (For more information, read <a title=”Think Crazy Green Thoughts and Maybe Win $25,000″ href=”https://www.motherearthnews.com/energy-matters/x-prize-contest-green-ideas?blogid=1500″ target=”_self”>Think Crazy Green Thoughts and Maybe Win $25,000</a>.) More than 100 videos were submitted and three finalists were chosen. Then, it was up to the public to determine the final winner.</p>
<p>Over 4,000 viewers decided that the “craziest” green idea was “The Capacitor Challenge,” which challenges the X Prize Foundation to develop a new storage medium. You can see the winning video below.</p>
<p>For future X Prize reading, check out <a title=”Jack McCornack’s blog” href=”https://www.motherearthnews.com/blogs/blog?blogid=1500&tag=max” target=”_self”>Jack McCornack’s blog</a> about building a 100-mpg car for the <a title=”Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize” href=”http://www.progressiveautoxprize.org/” target=”_blank”>Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize</a>.</p>
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