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What's our 2014 first place Innovation Challenge winner up to?

First place winner Brandon Greenall and his pop can solar heater

Brandon Greenall won first prize at the 2014 Northwest Innovation Challenge for his Pop Can Solar Heater project. We asked Brandon what he's been up to since the competition last May and here's what he told us:

"Shortly after the competition, I was approached by a member of the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition who is responsible for teaching seminars and coming up with ideas for improving energy efficiency of peoples homes and the community. He was very interested in the pop can solar heater idea, and we have been working closely planning workshops and educational seminars in which community members can come learn, construct, and operate their own solar heaters for home usage (as well as producing some units for local non-profit organizations). We hope to begin these early spring of 2015! 

As for the prize money, I plan on using it for my new energy efficiency project for next years Canada Wide Science Fair or even another Innovation Challenge? :) The remainder will be put away for my post secondary education as it's right around the corner!

Once again, thank you so much for this awesome opportunity!"