February 6, 2009

Ultracapacitors win X Prize video contest

The X Prize Foundation announced the winners of its $25,000 "What's Your Crazy Green Idea?" YouTube video competition.

University of California, Irvine undergraduates Kyle Good and Brian Le won for their video "Ultimate Capacitor". The 2-minute video proposes an X Prize competition for developing ultracapacitors, which store large amounts of electricity and charge and discharge much faster than batteries. Ultracapacitors could power electric vehicles and store electricity generated by intermittent renewable sources like wind turbines and solar panels.

X Prize competitions are designed to spur innovation in science and engineering. Current X Prizes include $10 million to produce a car that gets more than 100 miles per gallon and $30 million to land a robot on the moon.

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