SunSaluter: $10,000 Winner of the EcoLiving 2011 Student Leadership Award

SOLAR PANEL OPTIMIZER (AB)

Using recycled materials, Eden Full invented the SunSaluter, a $10 tracking rotation system that maximizes the output of solar panels so 40 percent fewer are needed. “When I realized that I could invent a technology for social good, I fell in love with tinkering with something that mattered,” says the Princeton University mechanical engineering student.