Thursday, March 21, 2013

13 Year Old Inventor Replicates Fibonacci Sequence to Harness Solar Power

A 13-year old boy, Aidan Dwyer, realized that the fractal nature of trees allows each leaf to get sunlight. Then he wondered why we don't use the Fibonacci sequence in the placement of solar panels to harness energy from the sun and he came up with a little invention to generate the maximum amount of energy.

In the video below, Aidan explains “My design is like a tree, but instead of having leaves it has solar panels at the ends (of the branches).”


“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” ~Greek Proverb

13 Year Old Inventor Replicates Fibonacci Sequence to Harness Solar Power
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