Plain geometry, a novel approach to increase solar panel efficiency


  • Parisa Khashayar St Margaret's Episcopal High school
  • Eric Trumbauer St. Margaret’s Episcopal School



Solar panel, efficiency, 3d geometry


Traditional flat solar panels with solar tracking and cooling systems are known to be very inefficient, expensive, and difficult to maintain. Additionally their large footprints make it difficult to install in largely populated areas. This paper examines the advantages of using 3D solar panels in pyramid shapes over the conventional flat panels.


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How to Cite

Khashayar, P., & Trumbauer, E. (2021). Plain geometry, a novel approach to increase solar panel efficiency. Journal of Student Research, 10(2).



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