MIT mechanical engineer Alexander Mitsos and colleagues were seeking an improved layout for solar power plants, and found inspiration in the concentric spirals of the sunflower. (via @pourmecoffee)

6 Responses to “Sunflower geometry inspires better solar power plant design”

  1. el dueno says:

    Good observation the the sunflower plant is already a solar powered plant converting solar energy into useful products.

  2. Jay Converse says:

    This was an “ah-ha” moment should have been labeled a “duh” moment.

  3. Tim Westbrook says:

    Hmm , this guy did something similar right, i mean in the sense, what things exist already that are good at collecting light.

  4. Cowicide says:

    That’s a Fibonacci sequence, isn’t it?

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