12-Year-Old May Hold Key to Solar Energy

Solar technology is improving all the time, but one 12-year-old boy may have the key to making solar panels that can harness 500 times the light of a traditional solar cell. William Yuan is a seventh grader in Oregon whose project, titled “A Highly-Efficient 3-Dimensional Nanotube Solar Cell for Visible and UV Light,” may change the energy industry and make solar energy far easier to harness and distribute. Yuan is looking for a manufacturer to invest in building his new solar cell, and likely won’t have a problem finding a partner.

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4 Responses to “12-Year-Old May Hold Key to Solar Energy”

  1. shrimpwagon Says:

    That is really awesome! Put some on my roof. My power bill is outrageous.

  2. Woah! I should really get one as soon as I can.

  3. hats off to the lad. if only i could buy shares in him…

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