Archimedes Inspired Hydro-Powered Solar PV Azimuth Tracking Mechanism: Improving the Efficiency of Renewable Energy in Developing Nations
Austin Crouchley
Garden City, New York
2017 Finalist
GARDEN CITY, NY 11530-1000
7th grade | 13 years old
Meet Austin. Austin hopes to improve the efficiency of renewable energy in developing nations using a unique low-cost solar tracker alternative.
Why did you enter the Young Scientist Challenge?
I entered the Young Scientist Challenge because I wanted to show my idea to others. I would like to connect with leaders in the field who could help direct me on how I could implement my design to a real world situation in order to help others.
What is your favorite invention of the last 100 years, and why?
My favorite invention of the last 100 years is the iPhone. This invention has revolutionized the way people are able to connect with each other.
In 15 years I hope to be...
Using an improved version of my solar tracker on solar wells to deliver more water to more people for drinking, livestock and irrigation of farms. I would also like to help create new solutions to other existing problems in the area of energy and health.
Helping others one well at a time.
Austin Crouchley