The University of Maryland won the 2012-2013 Competition with their innovative energy savings improvements for a heat-pump clothes dryer. The runner up team from Ohio State University received an honorary mention for their hybrid air/water conditioner. Members from both teams will be pitching and showcasing their designs at DOE's Solar Decathlon XPO and the UC Davis Entrepreneurship Academy this fall.
MAX TECH & BEYOND promotes the rapid development of energy efficient appliances
and supports the education of the next generation of U.S. clean energy engineers.
"I see this work as tremendously important to our energy future and I hope you will go out into our society and try to alter the way that the general public conserves and uses energy. Your generation will play a key role in transitioning our society to a way of life that is sustainable for future generations."
-Mark Walter, Lead Faculty Advisor, Ohio State University