Unstoppable: West Philly Hybrid X

Those West Philly Hybrid X kids are at it again.

Yes, they lost their three-year-long battle to win the $10 million X Prize.

But they’ve rebounded beautifully by entering another very cool competition: “GE Ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid” – a  $200 million, international contest to come up with ideas to "reimagine" the world's energy grid.

So far, more than 2,100 entrants from 87 countries have entered the contest, part of which allows the public to vote, via the GE website, for ideas they think have the greatest potential to affect the environment.

West Philly Hybrid X has two cool entries - a proposal for a green-technology high school (hybrid school buses and green roof, anyone?), and one that allows electric cars to return unused energy to the power grid.

And guess what? As of yesterday, of all 2,100-plus entries, West Philly ranked 28th in most votes cast.

To learn more about the contest and – better still, to vote for these awesome kids one more time -  click here.

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