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    Chris Speaks About Starting Sunflower Solutions at Miami University Convocation

    Chris Speaks About Starting Sunflower Solutions at Miami University Convocation

    September 6, 2011 — At the beginning of every year Miami University holds orientation for incoming freshman, this year's class was tasked with reading the amazing book about a young boy who built a windmill to bring electricity to his home in Malawi Africa. Chris addressed the Freshman and spoke about life in college and how he started Sunflower Solutions. See our Youtube page for the video Chris's speech. Read More...

    Sunflower Solutions Speaks at 6ixth City Tech Fest

    Sunflower Solutions Speaks at 6ixth City Tech Fest

    July 25, 2011 — Sunflower Solutions Speaks at 6ixth City Tech Fest in Cleveland Ohio. Read More...

    Chris Clark of Sunflower Solutions Speaks at TEDxCLE

    Chris Clark of Sunflower Solutions Speaks at TEDxCLE

    July 11, 2011 — Chris Clark of Sunflower Solutions speaks at TEDxCLE on the need for electricity around the world. Read More...

    Sunflower Solutions Featured on Channel 3 News

    Sunflower Solutions Featured on Channel 3 News

    July 11, 2011 — Sunflower Solutions is featured on Channel 3 WKYC news. Read More...

    Sunflower Solutions Holds Press Conference

    Sunflower Solutions Holds Press Conference

    October 26, 2010 — Sunflower Solutions Holds Press Conference Read More...

    Sunflower Solutions a part of the National Solar Census

    Sunflower Solutions a part of the National Solar Census

    October 21, 2010 — Sunflower Solutions a part of the National Solar Census Read More...

    Fox 8 News Highlights Sunflower Solutions

    Fox 8 News Highlights Sunflower Solutions

    October 21, 2010 — Fox 8 News Highlights Sunflower Solutions Read More...

    WTAM 1100 Highlights Sunflower Solutions

    WTAM 1100 Highlights Sunflower Solutions

    October 21, 2010 — WTAM 1100 Highlights Sunflower Solutions Read More...

    Sunflower Solutions Shines Hope
for Developing Nations

    Sunflower Solutions Shines Hope for Developing Nations

    October 5, 2010 — Sunflower Solutions Shines Hope for Developing Nations Read More...

    Miami Universities Entrepreneurship Program Cites Sunflower Solutions

    October 5, 2010 — Miami University's entrepreneurship program continued its strong position among the top undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the U.S., according to the latest survey conducted by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review. Read More...

    Miami University Ranks High in Business Schools

    October 5, 2010 — A Miami entrepreneurship project led to Chris Clark's concept of making low-cost, portable solar panels that can produce electricity even in remote locations. Read More...

    Cool Cleveland Interviews Sunflower Solutions

    October 1, 2010 — Cool Cleveland Interviews Sunflower Solutions Read More...

    Chris Clark and his startup, Sunflower Solutions, created low-cost solar arrays that are bringing power to hospitals, schools an

    September 23, 2010 — Chris Clark and his startup, Sunflower Solutions, created low-cost solar arrays that are bringing power to hospitals, schools and water pumps in underdeveloped countries. Read More...

    Shaker Heights approves business incubator for former Lee Road auto dealership

    September 22, 2010 — Shaker Heights approves business incubator for former Lee Road auto dealership Read More...

    Chris Clark of Sunflower goes on the News to Talk about new Offices

    September 22, 2010 — Chris Clark of Sunflower goes on the News to Talk about new Offices Read More...

    LaunchHouse Partners With The City of Shaker Heights To Create New Space

    September 21, 2010 — City of Shaker Heights and LaunchHouse Announce Strategic Partnership to Support Innovation and Entrepreneurship Read More...

    GCA Changes Name to LaunchHouse

    September 20, 2010 — Goldstein, Caldwell & Associates (GCA) Announces New Name –LaunchHouse-Effective 9/3/10 Read More...

    Public, Private Team Up in Shaker

    September 20, 2010 — Public, Private Team Up in Shaker Read More...

    Urban Gardening, Part 1: The Hydroponic Lab on the Roof

    www.technewsworld.com, July 8, 2010 — In densely populated metro areas, any space that's suitable for gardening is probably also very attractive to developers looking to build structures on it instead. However, some city dwellers with persevering green thumbs have looked skyward, using the latest in hydroponic technology to put vegetable gardens on rooftops. Read More...

    Urban Gardening, Part 2: Greenhouse Technology

    www.technewsworld.com, July 8, 2010 — Those who aim to grow plants and vegetables in a contained, environmentally controlled greenhouse have a lot of high tech tools at their disposal. Advanced materials, efficient lighting techniques, green energy production and computer software all come together to make indoor gardening take root. Read More...

    Miami University Spotlights Chris Clark of Sunflower Solutions

    July 5, 2010 — Miami University Spotlights Chris Clark of Sunflower Solutions Read More...

    The Civic Innovation Lab in Cleveland honors Chris Clark

    April 26, 2010 — The latest Champions Breakfast was on April 21. The Lab honored Chris Clark, president and founder of Sunflower Solutions (www.TheSunflowerSolutions.com), a renewable energy company. Clark, 26, and his team of young entrepreneurs aim to provide developing nations with the lowest-cost source of electricity. The group designs manually adjusted solar tracking arrays, which are installed in areas outside of the electrical grid. The systems result in cheaper, dependable, life-changing electricity with 40-percent more power than solar panels on roofs or a pole. Sunflower Solutions' customers are any nonprofits that service some of the poorest people in the world. The end user is an individual in an area that previously had little or no electricity. Read More...

    Low-cost solar panels made here working to change the world

    WKYC.com, April 6, 2010 — Cleveland is working to position itself as a leader in alternative energy manufacturing. And while there's been a big emphasis on wind energy, a start-up company downtown is working to take their solar panel system global. Read More...

    Cleveland Company Brings Solar Power to Africa

    April 1, 2010 — What started as a class project at Miami University of Ohio has grown into the lowest cost source of power for remote and off-grid areas of the world. Sunflower Solutions, a startup company in Cleveland, Ohio that recently received a Civic Innovation Lab grant, has introduced their EmPower Plant line of turnkey solar power systems and is preparing to make them available for ‘planting’ around the globe. Designed as the first solar power system specifically to be used in remote and developing areas, Sunflower Solutions took its lessons from the current solar tracking technologies, then simplified things. Read More...

    Plugged-in in Kenya

    March 3, 2010 — Darragh Caldwell, who runs a business incubator in Cleveland, has assisted 12 startup businesses in the past two years. One of these, Sunflower Solutions, produces movable solar panels that power the Mbaka Oromo Primary School in rural western Kenya. Read More...

    Ohio Governor Ted Strickand Recognizes Sunflower Solutions

    March 1, 2010 — Christopher Clark was a college student at Miami University. For a class project he designed a business plan for a manually movable solar system--in essence, a solar panel on a pole that can be moved to track the sun's path. Read More...