The Strata Clean Energy Innovation Competition is now open to accept applications! With the semester ending, the holiday break is a great time to work on your projects and compete to win up to $25K.
This competition challenges students and faculty from accredited colleges and universities across the Southeastern United States to develop scalable solutions for dual use solar farms that allow for the co-location of solar energy production and agriculture. Dual use solar farms, or agrivoltaics, is an emerging technology that can help in the following ways:
• Reduce competition for land• Provide climate-smart solutions to improving land productivity • Improve crop water-use efficiency, profitability, and economic resilience of agriculture.
Gather your teams and prepare your submissions for entry beginning October 17, 2022 at 12PM.
Strata is offering an award of up to $25k for final-stage solutions and technologies that have achieved proof of concept. Submissions will be accepted ONLY between October 17, 2022 at 12PM EST & February 21, 2023 at 4PM EST. Winners will be announced at the 2023 UNC Clean Tech Summit.
Attached is a flyer that you can share with your students and potential faculty advisors who are interested in submitting an idea for the competition. If you have any questions about the competition or submitting a project, please feel free to reach out to me directly.