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Meet a 13-Year-Old Solar Panel Developer

Long Island middle school student Aidan Dwyer had a thought while walking through the woods one day: Might the efficiency of solar panels improve if they were arranged like leaves at the ends of tree branches? He took the idea to the next level, creating a prototype of a tree-like solar panel array for a science fair.  "My design is like a tree," he said, "but instead of having leaves it has solar panels at the ends (of the branches)."  Aidan's work won him the Young Naturalist award from the American Museum of Natural History, and got him a speaking gig at the recent PopTech conference.  (CLICK IMAGE FOR VIDEO)

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