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EPA Grant Number: SU834784
Title: Solar Powered Water Collection, Containment, and Self Regulating Distribution System

A team of students from the University of Illinois will design a self-watering system built into flower planters which will be operated on solar power. They will demonstrate the energy and water savings of a solar powered planter watering system. The planter will incorporate a solar powered watering system that measures soil moisture level, and have a capacity to recapture rain water for later use. The proposed design will reduce 90% of CO2 emissions associated with flower planter upkeep and watering.

Challenge Area(s): Energy and Water

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