Ceren Burçak Dag, Turkey

18-year-old Ceren Burçak Dag is from Nisantasi, Turkey.

Many young people are concerned about climate change, but few will take action to identify a solution. Reducing CO2 emissions by developing alternative environment-friendly, renewable energy sources is a specific response to this global problem. This year’s winner had a spark of genius in developing a high tech solution that used PVDF, a smart material with piezoelectric properties, to transfer the kinetic energy of raindrops into electrical energy.
Stockholm Junior Water Prize Jury
We have a new energy source from rain with a piezoelectric effect with this project.I hope that my work will contribute to the development of the next generation of energy panels where rain, sun, and wind are combined.
Ceren Bucak Dag