Bimetallic strip used in a solar panel.

A student’s innovative use of a bimetallic strip

 

http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/pure-genius/the-19-year-old-innovator-revolutionizing-solar-energy-systems/6436

Check out this post about a student who invented an innovative way for solar panels to track the sun, changing the lives of many of the less fortunate.

Bimetallic strips were used to sense the temperature and adjust the solar panel’s angle to improve the effectiveness of energy collection throughout the day.

The student had brought her invention to a village in Kenya, allowing them to have a much more convenient source of energy.

Cheryl Lee

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