Want a million dollars from Google?

So maybe you haven’t heard the news, but Google is looking to give you $1 million, and all you have to do is be an engineering genius. We came across the article first on Fastcompany. Check it out below to learn a little bit more.

Partnering with the IEEE, Google is looking for anyone who can take a power inverter–which is described on Google’s blog as “a picnic cooler-sized device used to convert the energy that comes from solar, electric vehicles & wind (DC power) into something you can use in your home (AC power)”–and shrink it down to about 1/10th its size, or roughly the size of a laptop.

It’s a tall order, but an important one. As Google states in its blog, “A smaller inverter could help create low-cost microgrids in remote parts of the world. Or allow you to keep the lights on during a blackout via your electric car’s battery. Or enable advances we haven’t even thought of yet.” Basically, you’d reshape the future of electricity.

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