2008 Breakthrough Awards

2008 Breakthrough Awards

Stephanie Kinnear
Oct 16, 2008

We just stumbled on Popular Mechanics' 2008 Breakthrough Awards -- and, as you might expect, a number of the innovators and products they're recognizing have a seriously green tint. (Our favorite toilet designer, Caroma, even got a nod!)

From climate-friendly renewable fuel to an aerodynamic, ultra-high-mileage car (priced at $30,000) ... the roads were definitely covered.

But, we were most interested in Stirling Energy Systems Suncatcher: Did you know that Stirling Energy Systems is bring two installations to Southern California that will generate enough power to run more than a million homes -- "The new facilities will more than double the amount of commercial solar electric power generated in the United States."And it's not even photovoltaic panels we're talking about -- we're talking about giant mirrored dishes ... What? Read more here!

And read about all the innovators and inventions at Popular Mechanics 2008 Breakthrough Awards.

image via Jamey Stillings; Popular Mechanics

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