One of the biggest deterrents for solar panel adoption is aesthetic. That’s why Solar Prize Round 2 semifinalist Team Asoleyo from Herndon, VA, is creating decorative solar tiles. The artist-led team is quickly learning about solar panel intricacies with the help of  researchers at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte; business development advisors at Red Blue Collective; and even a Solar Prize alum.

Learn more about the innovation that helped Team Asoleyo win $50,000 in the Round 2 Ready! Contest. You can see them pitch their power router technology at Set! Demo Day at Carnegie Mellon University on March 27.