SHIO is a solar startup from the University of Delaware. They are building next generation Novel Low-Cost and High Performance Photovoltaics for area constrained applications. Team members- Abhishek Iyer (presenter), Robert Opila, Louis DiNetta, James Hack.


Our sensor measures the missing half of thermal comfort to drastically reduce energy consumption in buildings and improve occupant comfort.


CarbonSul creates low cost, environmentally friendly chemicals out of recycled oil and gas waste products. Sulfur can be used as energy just as sugar can. We will use sulfur to power our platform biotechnology, which in turn will convert Carbon Dioxide into a range of valuable chemicals with a total addressable market over $21 Billion globally. We will bring Oil and Gas into the world of sustainability with the promise of higher financial returns and prevent over 1 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

Class of 2017


While the automotive industry is making substantial progress towards clean energy, the marine industry is very far behind. This is alarming because marine engines are significantly less efficient than automotive engines and therefore contribute a large portion of global emissions. Despite being a major contributor of toxic emissions, the marine industry faces less stringent EPA regulations. For comparison, operating an outboard boat engine for one hour can release the same amount of emissions as driving a car for 800 miles. We have set out to solve this problem by adapting new technology and incorporating it into the development of emission-free, electric outboard boat motors. We will offer a line of fully-electric outboard marine motors ranging from 5hp to 100hp. The main goal of our design is to build an outboard that is light, efficient, reliable, and safe.


We are generating and selling energy using a novel vertical axis fluid turbine which harnesses energy from tides, ocean currents and rivers. It is called a Cyclic Pitch Turbine owing to the pitching nature of the blades which increases the positive drive stroke force and reduces the negative recovery drag. The blade design both increases efficiency and enables stacking, thus reducing LCOE compared to traditional designs.


Using energy from the sun, our design reduces our carbon footprint, whereas plug in vehicles primarily rely on "dirty" coal derived power. We are building a low emission, self-refueling hydrogen hybrid vehicle that uses an intelligent system in order to maximize fuel economy. The vehicle will use a solar panel to drive a type of hydrogen fuel cell that is optimized for separated containment of hydrogen and oxygen gases which results in a more efficient and safer burn. Modified EFI tuning will determine when to use oxyhydrogen such as when high acceleration is necessary, gasoline when it is necessary to maintain a constant speed, and a mix of both while driving on a highway. Furthermore, the design of the vehicle will allow it to refuel both on the road and even when parked.

Class of 2016


Innovation is the key to solving the climate crisis. Our team’s diverse skill set and advisors’ vast professional experience will allow us to build a world-class company on advanced aerodynamic research. The Sail-Based Wind Harvester is a patent-pending roof-top wind turbine for tall commercial buildings that costs 50% less up front and with a lifetime cost of 25% less than a solar array of the same capacity. In the US, renewable energy is an $11.7B market with a 5.4% annual growth rate. Of that, wind power is $7.0B.​