Promoting Professional Development and Best Practice in EE
Roles at NAAEE:30 Under 30
Eden Full Goh is a software/mechanical engineer interested in building products to solve society’s biggest problems. She is the inventor of the SunSaluter, a low-cost mechanism that optimizes solar panels while providing clean water for rural, off-grid communities in eighteen countries. The SunSaluter is a solar panel rotator designed for the developing world. Using only the power of gravity and water, the SunSaluter enables a solar panel to follow the sun throughout the day, boosting efficiency by 30% and producing four liters of clean drinking water. It is 30 times less expensive than conventional motorized solar panel rotators, much more reliable, and consumes no electricity itself. To implement the SunSaluter technology in communities around the world, Eden started SunSaluter, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving energy and water access in the developing world. The team believes that a market-based approach is necessary to bring the SunSaluter to those who need it most, so the organization helps local entrepreneurs establish for-profit businesses around the technology.
Named one of the 30 under 30 in Forbes’ Energy & Industry three years in a row, one of the US Chamber of Commerce’s IP Champions and Ashoka’s Youth Social Entrepreneur of the Year, Eden was a member of the Thiel Fellowship’s inaugural class. The SunSaluter has been honoured by the MIT Climate CoLab’s Grand Prize, the Westly Prize, Mashable/UN Foundation Startups for Social Good Challenge and the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge. She studied Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Robotics & Intelligent Systems at Princeton University. Proudly Canadian, she was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, but now lives in New York City.