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GE awards $100,000 for grid innovation: wind turbines, water meters and more

GE announced five winners of its smart grid Ecomagination innovation challenge, for tech as diverse as wind turbines, water meters and cyber-security.
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Written by Andrew Nusca on

General Electric on Tuesday announced five winners of an innovation challenge to power the grid of the future.

The spoils of the challenge, part of its Ecomagination campaign, are five checks for $100,000 each to develop technologies for applications as diverse as wind turbines, water meters and cyber-security.

The winning companies had to submit entrepreneurial ideas that they thought could help build a "smarter, cleaner, more efficient electric grid."

The winning ideas? As follows:

The five winners were selected from almost 4,000 proposals.

There are two more categories of the challenge: renewables and green buildings.

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

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