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An Emotional Solar Coaster

Energy and Environmental Engineering
Ursula Denholm

Steve Beall

"This project attempted to add to the growing body of research done on solar panels and energy by asking if adding a layer of film with an imprinted bougainvillea structure would increase the power generated from the panel. I then compared these results to those gathered with a rose petal film, a way of improving solar efficiency that has been proven to work."

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2 thoughts on “An Emotional Solar Coaster

  1. I love the title. The pun is what made me interested in this project enough to click on it. In addition, you did a good job explaining the steps you took and why you took them.

  2. I like this because its super creative in its way of helping research towards renewable energy. your presentation is super neat too! great work

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