HEART 17 x Children´s Climate Prize celebrates the ability of young people to drive change in the world. The award is one of the world’s biggest international climate awards for young innovators, entrepreneurs, conservators and changemakers.
This year’s winner of Children´s Climate Prize is Sparsh, 17 year old from Patna, India. He is awarded for his innovation, The Thermal Floater which converts thermal energy from the sun into electrical energy. An invention that is highly relevant in a world where the need for green energy is essential.
Watch the Award Ceremony
Tune in and watch the Children´s Climate Prize Award Ceremony November 24 at 11 CET.
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Young people's capabilities to drive change in the world is amazing and 17 year old Sparsh’s innovation is easy to implement and very accessible, thus it creates a huge potential globally for both households and for countries where land resources are scarce.
Making use of water surfaces
The innovation has multiple purposes. It does not only convert energy, but the floating device also makes use of water surfaces, such as dam reservoirs, wastewater treatment ponds and drinking water reservoirs, and thus reduces pressure on land resources. It could also have a reducing evaporation effect from these ponds, reservoirs, and lakes, which is an interesting environmental benefit of solar-thermal energy in areas that are more susceptible to droughts, as water loss due to evaporation can add up over time and contribute to a shortage.
"I see this as an opportunity to make people aware of the problems with today's renewable energy solutions and how new innovations have the opportunity to create improvement for both society and future generations. I may be biased, but I think my idea is revolutionary", says Sparsh.
The Children Climate Prize award is one of the world’s biggest international climate awards for young innovators, entrepreneurs, conservators and changemakers.
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