22 Aug '11, 8pm

Oak Tree Inspires Teen To Design Super-Efficient Solar Panel | Care2 Causes

Oak Tree Inspires Teen To Design Super-Efficient Solar Panel | Care2 Causes

Desperate to make solar power affordable and accessible to all, engineers and designers are working tirelessly to create a more efficient solar panel. They might be more successful if they did their thinking in the woods instead of in a lab, however. Inspired by the spiral leaf pattern he observed in the branches of an oak tree in the Catskill Mountains, 13 year-old Aiden Dwyer recently designed an award-winning solar panel arrangement that is up to 50 percent more efficient than traditional roof-top arrangements in use today. In an essay titled “The Secret of the Fibonacci Sequence in Trees,” Dwyer writes that he started his investigation by trying to understand the spiral pattern he noticed among the leaves. “I built a test tool to measure the spiral pattern of different species of trees. I took a clear plastic tube and attached two circle protractors that could be rotat...

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