Third Prize for Endless Energy Tree, the virtual business created by Pierce students!
The student virtual business “Endless Energy Tree” of Pierce’s Junior Achievement Group achieved 3rd place in the 18th Panhellenic Student Virtual Business Competition, which took place on Thursday, May 18, at the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center. “Endless Energy Tree” had won 1st place and the «Product/Service Innovation” Award” 1st place and the “Product/Service Innovation” Award at the Athens Student Trade Fair!
The “Endless Energy Tree” is a wooden, artificial tree which, instead of leaves, has solar panels and, instead of branches, wind turbines. Its purpose is to collect and store energy for a variety of uses such as lighting, charging devices, watering and playing music! It is a small-scale renewable energy source that does not disturb the ecosystem and supports energy communities, while promoting the right to energy democracy and generating energy for personal consumption.
The Junior Achievement Club, under the supervision of Mr Panagiotis Sfyri, conceived the idea and collaborated with the Academy of Engineering, under the guidance of of Mr Stelios Katsoulis, which took on the production of this innovative device.