# 13-Year-Old Inventor Cracks The Secret Of Trees To Revolutionize Solar Energy

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A 13-year-old boy named Aidan Dwyer has an idea that can vastly improve
solar energy technology. His idea is so revolutionary that it might make
flat panel solar designs extinct.

Aidan discovered a spiral
mathematical formula in trees based on the Fibonacci sequence. When he
applying the secret knowledge to solar panel designs. His discovery
could maximize solar panel sunlight collection in new, efficient ways.
On
a winter hiking trip, Aidan noticed something unique about tree
branches. After collecting photographs of various trees, he began to see
a pattern among the random display of branches and leaves. Aidan
realized that the overall branch pattern of trees resembled a spiral.
Furthermore, he found a mathematical pattern behind the spiral of
branches. To investigate further, he began building test models.
Upon
investigating, Aidan discovered a pattern based on a number sequence
invented by medieval mathematician Fibonacci. Fibonacci discovered a
pattern when experimenting with a math puzzle. Through solving a problem
about the rate at which rabbits reproduce over time, Fibonacci invented
a sequence of numbers. Fibonacci invented a mathematical pattern,
starting with zero and one. By adding two numbers to the series
together, the new sum became the next number in the sequence. This
sequence starts out with the numbers 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 and 21.

This Fibonacci sequence
and its ratios appear in nature, in many forms of life. According to
Aidan, examples of this pattern can be found in the seeds of a
sunflower, systems of the human body and even galaxies in space.

Aidan found that tree trunks contain similar patterns based on the Fibonacci sequence.
According
to Aidan, “Tree branches follow a Fibonacci formula.” He reports that,
in an oak tree, branches are arranged in a two to five sequence. “Five
branches spiral around the trunk two times to reach the same starting
point on the trunk,” he reports.

The patterns that he found also
include the elm tree, which follows a one to two pattern, and the beech
tree, which follows a one to three pattern. He found a three to eight
pattern in the willow tree and a five to one pattern in the branch
arrangement of almond trees.

In
trying to understand the meaning behind the pattern, Aidan hypothesized
that the main goal of the leaves is to collect maximum sunlight for
photosynthesis.

To test this hypothesis, Aidan created mini tree
models with sunlight-collecting solar panels. He arranged the mini
panels in a spiral pattern based on the Fibonacci sequence design he
observed in the trees.

Logging data on voltage and current, Aidan ran tests on the spiral design and on a flat panel design for several months. Click here to view his models.

He
found out that the Fibonacci solar panel design was extremely more
efficient than flat panel designs. The spiral patterns collect, on
average, 20 percent more open current voltage and absorbs 2.5 more hours
of sunlight per day.

Even more exciting were his results during the winter solstice when the sun
is at its lowest point in the sky. During this time, the Fibonacci
design collected 50 percent more sunlight than flat panel designs!

“My
results suggest that the Fibonacci pattern can improve solar panel
arrays in several ways. It collects more sunlight when the sun is at a
low angle in the sky. This is useful during winter months and in extreme
latitudes,” Aidan explained.

He mentioned other benefits of the
spiral design, saying that it will take up less room in urban areas,
where space is limited. He also believes that the design would not
collect as much rain and snow and be more weather-resistant than rooftop
flat panel designs.

By L.J. Devon via NaturalNews.com (Republished with permission)