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Power-in-a-Box: Princeton wins top honors in EPA P3 competition

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Power-in-a-Box is an easily deployable standard shipping container outfitted with solar panels and a telescoping wind turbine for generating electricity in remote or disaster-torn regions. This video features undergraduates demonstrating their full-scale working protoype at a 2012 competition on the mall in Washington, D.C. Princeton took top honors at the event, called P3: People, Prosperity and the Planet Student Design Competition for Sustainability. The competition was sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, which awarded the students a $90,000 grant to further develop and implement their project. They are using the money to do a test deployment in Kenya. Funders of the project include the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Affairs, the National Science Foundation (Project CBET-1036415) and the Siebel Energy Grand Challenges Internship. The container project, led by faculty members Catherine Peters and Elie Bou-Zeid, is part of a course called "Engineering Projects in Community Service" (EPICS). Learn more at http://powerbox.princeton.edu/