Thirteen-year teenager guess how to increase the efficiency of solar panels.
Thirteen-year teenager named Aidan Dwyer (Aidan Dwyer), came up with how to use the Fibonacci sequence to increase the efficiency of solar panels - thanks to the special design of the sun, he received 50 percent more energy than give standard flat solar panels.
The moment of truth came when Aidan walked Catskill, where he drew attention to the trees. Looking closer closer, he found that the trees do not grow randomly, but with the use of the Fibonacci sequence 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, ... (each successive number is the sum of the two previous numbers).
Using this information, which he built his stance, reminding the tree on which instead of leaves "grow" small solar panels. He then compared his creation with the traditional flat solar panels and found a 50 percent increase in efficiency.
Aidan explained, "I knew that branches and leaves collect sunlight for photosynthesis, so my experiments with the Fibonacci sequence yielded results. "Design" tree takes up much less space than planar arrays. He can collect more sunlight in the winter, he was not afraid of the shadow, bad weather and snow. It even looks better because it looks like a tree. This design can work in urban areas, where there is little space and there is a lack of direct sunlight ».
Naturally, Aidan has already received preliminary US patent for his invention, since the design of its stand has attracted interest from the "people" who are interested in the design and manufacture of similar design.