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Summit High School
Bend. Ore.
Hybrid Electrical Power Generator


  • The HEGU, which stands for Hybrid Electrical Generation Unit, was conceived as an aesthetic charging station for hybrid cars that could potentially serve as a portable generator for disaster areas, too.

  • HEGU was inspired by the Cal-Cars Initiative, which aims to use less fuel when driving a car.

  • Standing 25 ft. tall, the HEGU prototype-power tree includes a 632-watt solar panel, 400-watt wind turbine, 6000-watt bio-diesel generator, 2400-watt inverter and marine batteries (which were slated to be replaced by lead-acid batteries).