Oct 22, 2016
Posted by Shane Hinshaw in categories: education, solar power, sustainability
Maanasa Mendu thinks she’s cracked the code on how to make wind and solar energy affordable.
On Tuesday, Mendu, a 13-year-old from Ohio, won the grand prize in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her work in creating a cost-effective “solar leaves” design to create energy. In addition to winning the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist,” she gets $25,000 for her achievement.
The leaves, designed to help developing areas in need of cheaper power sources, cost roughly $5 to make.