Seventh grader discovers that arranging solar panels like oak branches increases efficiency by up to 50%

The insight of Aidan, age 13, who drew inspiration from the way branches are arranged on an oak tree (and a math class on Fibonacci sequences), may eventually lead to solar panels that are 20 to 50% more efficient than flat configurations. Way to go Aidan! Can you perhaps spare a little time to start thinking about how to fix the economy?

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About Guy N. Texas

Guy N. Texas is the pen name of a lawyer living in Dallas, who is now a liberal. He was once conservative, but this word has so morphed in meaning that he can no longer call himself that in good conscience. Guy has no political aspirations. He speaks only for himself.
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2 Responses to Seventh grader discovers that arranging solar panels like oak branches increases efficiency by up to 50%

  1. Wow! That’s clever.
    – SES

  2. hortonw says:

    I, too, have fond memories of my 8th grade class on Fibonacci sequences.

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