Genesis Morocco: 13-Year-Old Makes Solar Power Breakthrough by Harnessing the Fibonacci Sequence Read more: 13-Year-Old Makes Solar Power Breakthrough by Harnessing the Fibonacci Sequence


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Project Genesis is a strategic sustainable development framework for Morocco to translate from being a net importer of energy and a country facing water shortage issues, into the number one producer both of clean renewable energy and water in the region.

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13-Year-Old Makes Solar Power Breakthrough by Harnessing the Fibonacci Sequence Read more: 13-Year-Old Makes Solar Power Breakthrough by Harnessing the Fibonacci Sequence


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Personal Notes : Youngest person I covered in this blog, congratulations. 


While most 13-year-olds spend their free time playing video games or cruising Facebook, one 7th grader was trekking through the woods uncovering a mystery of science. After studying how trees branch in a very specific way, Aidan Dwyer created a solar cell tree that produces 20-50% more power than a uniform array of photovoltaic panels. His impressive results show that using a specific formula for distributing solar cells can drastically improve energy generation. The study earned Aidan a provisional U.S patent – it’s a rare find in the field of technology and a fantastic example of how biomimicry can drastically improve design.


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