“My invention is highly relevant in a world where the need for green energy is huge,” says Sparsh.
Sparsh, 17 years old teenager, from Patna, India has won among five finalists The Children’s Climate Prize 2022 for his innovation The Thermal Floater, which converts thermal energy from the sun into electrical energy.
This year’s entrepreneurial five finalists hail from the US, India , and Pakistan, whittled down from a list of nominees from every continent and over 30 different countries all of whom make extraordinary contributions to the environment and climate.
Besides Sparsh, Akhila Ram, Samyak Shrimali, Jacqueline Prawira, from the USA, and Eiman Jawwad, from Lahore, Pakistan have made it to the finals.
The Children’s Climate Prize is an award founded by Telge Energi for young innovators and pioneers in the area of climate and the environment. It is an international prize annually awarded to children aged 12-17 who have made extraordinary efforts for the climate and environment. The prize is awarded by the Children’s Climate Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden.
The award ceremony will be held in the prestigious Stockholm City Hall in Sweden where Sparsh will receive a diploma, medal, and prize money of SEK 100,000 to develop his project further.
The award ceremony this year will be a digital broadcast, aired November 24 by 11:00 CET ie 3.30 PM IST at https://www.ccprize.org/