Prix Evenir 2009 Award Given for Solar Islands

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(Solar News) The Prix Evenir, A 50,000 Swiss francs prize given out for sustainable development, was awarded this year to Thomas Hinderling, who created the “Solar Islands” project. The Solar Islands project consist of artificial islands made of giant platforms that float on the sea and will be able to produce the same amount of electricity as a small nuclear-power station.

“From the jury’s point of view, the high degree of technological innovation, the potential for growth, and the powerful vision of the Solar Islands’ inventors merited the award,” said Ingrid Kissling-Näf, President of the Jury of the Prix Evenir. The award has been given out annually for the past seven years

Here is video of the Solar Islands project:




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