Second Place Finish at Renewable Energy Case Competition

The Cornell team won a second place in the annual Renewable Energy Case Competition (RECC) at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. The 5th RECC, organized on December 5th and 6th, 2013, is the largest renewable energy case competition in the US. Cornell, represented by four students from the Johnson School of Business: Hanson Boyd, Mark Engstrom, Micah Fuchs, and Nick Peterson, as well as Earth-Energy IGERT PhD student Maciej Lukawski, competed against 15 other teams from the top MBA programs from the US and abroad. The teams had to identify market opportunities and design applicable business strategies for the development of solar irrigation pumps in the African markets. The first place was awarded to the Yale School of Management, and third place was awarded to the Berkeley Haas School of Business. The second place in the 2013 competition comes a year after the Cornell team earned first place in the 2012 RECC. More details on the success of the Cornell team can be found at: or if you would like to see the video visit this site and start at 1:33:00