Eden Full, a 19 year old from Calgary has invented the SunSaluter, a device that will increase the efficiency of Solar Panels by up to 40%.
Well done, Great source of energy and free
This technology will do the world a lot of good.
OMG.. kids these days
19 is adult in some places in the world.
kids invent the darndest things!
FTA: "She was also presented with the $1,000,000 20 under 20 Thiel Fellowship. She plans to use the money to share her technology with the world." Sad that there are probably companies out there already trying to make this technology more expensive and less deployable due to it not being profitable the way she is trying to do it.
Kinda true, but this maybe designed more for nations with small gdc's ie 3rd world countries, i am not sure of this device's cost. Solar panels need to get cheaper as well as more efficient, if you want the common man to use it, ie 20-60k installations aren't going to cut it. But on the reverse side power companies will be looking into this if it boosts efficiency by 40%, also if the tech can't be scaled up in size it's useless to energy companies. I know it's easy to see corporations as evil, but if it enables us to get away from nuclear energy and it's waste i am all for it. With the amount energy produced by solar panels, corporations have to be involved just due to the sheer scale needed to produce a relevant amount of usable energy. 3 energy sources the corporations and governments should push/invest/research heavily in, are solar which they already are, plasma/fusion reactors(ie the same way our sun creates energy). And lastly tidal or wave energy, this is the least looked into/researched one from what i can tell, but offers a incredible amount of potential energy. It's likely she will either work for a power company or a university, in a few yrs.
there is probably a company right now trying to figure out a way to slow what she accomplished down or to make it disappear once she moves on to something else.
19 years old? Hmm title kinda exaggerates, but still a great discovery indeed.
It's not nine-TEEN for nothing guys. :P
Meh... that's like old xD
Few more years and every single house will have solar panel with her invention included... hopefully the government won't tax the solar energy ... :)
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