Students create SunCatcher, a solar power-storing canopy.

SunCatcher Energizes Canopies

Outdoor events won’t be the same if a group of graduate students are successful with their plans. They launched a company, SunCatcher, that is developing a new type of portable canopy that uses solar panels to generate power while providing shade. The product is uniquely designed to allow the canopy to constantly face the sun while providing shade and shelter. Team members include Abbey Ehman (a masters of real estate development student), Jesse Smith (a masters of electrical engineering student) and Rocky Kerr (an MBA graduate from the class of 2013).

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