Students win $25k prize for green energy system

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Two students at Waterloo Engineering took the top prize in a national contest for social entrepreneurs.

Peter Cornelisse and Lucas Godkin, both fourth-year mechanical engineering students, received $25,000 as the winners of the NU National Student Award for Outstanding Social Entrepreneurship.

Cornelisse and Godkin are developing an off-grid, renewable energy generation and storage system as an affordable alternative to fossil fuel generators.

Their system, called Hydro House, is intended for remote communities, cottages and single-family homes, providing sustainable green energy regardless of location.

The prize was announced at the recentĀ Pivot on Purpose Summit.