by:HoldPeak     2020-04-04
According to the Daily Mail reporter update: at 08: 52 on September 10, 2009, a new solar panel using human hair can provide cheap green power to the world.
Milan Karki, 18, from a village in rural Nepal, believes he has found a solution to the energy needs of the developing world.
The young inventor says hair is easy to use as a conductor of solar panels and can revolutionize renewable energy. Hair-
Raising: Science Student Milan Kaki uses innovative solar panels made from his human hair, while a friend holds a light bulb over his head, \"First of all, I want to do it for my
Now I\'m thinking about it for the world, \"said Milan, who attended school in the capital Kathmandu.
He explained that hair replaces the expensive component silicon that is usually used for solar panels, which means that for those who do not have access to electricity, panels can be produced at low cost.
Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, and many rural areas do not have access to electricity, even in areas connected to power lines, where users face a power shortage of up to 16 hours a day.
Milan and four students initially used solar panels as an experiment, but teenagers believe it has broad applicability and commercial viability.
\"I am trying to produce products commercially and distribute them to the districts.
\'We have sent a couple to each district for a feasibility test, \'he said.
Solar panels that produce 9v (18 W)
In terms of energy, the cost of production from raw materials is about £ 23.
But if it\'s mass
Milan said the price of these products is less than half, which may make them equal to the price already on the market for a quarter.
Melanin is a pigment that gives color to hair, sensitive to light, and a conductor.
Because hair is much cheaper than silicon, the cost of this device is lower.
Solar panels can charge your phone or a pack of batteries that can provide light throughout the night.
Milan started his power creation journey as a boy, and Khotang is a remote area in Nepal that has nothing to do with electricity.
According to him, villagers were initially skeptical about his invention.
They believe in superstition, not science.
But now they believe it, he said.
For the first time, he tried to use water-based hydropower on a small scale, but he said the experiment became too expensive.
I am looking for new, other renewable, reasonably priced sources of energy.
He said that people in these places also lived in the Stone Age even in the 21st century.
Milan\'s hero was inventor Thomas Addison, who said he was lucky because his family had the ability to give him proper education while many other villagers were forced to work from an early age.
Most people in his village are illiterate.
He was originally inspired after reading a book by physicist Stephen Hawking, which discusses ways to generate static energy from scratch.
\'I realized that melanin is one of the factors for energy conversion,\' he said.
In Nepal, half a kilo of hair can be bought for only 16 p and can last for a few months, while a pack of batteries costs 50 p for several nights.
Milan said people can easily change their hair on their own, which means there is little need for repairs to his solar panels.
Three years after the idea was first put forward, Milan said the idea is more important than ever, because the demand for renewable energy is crucial in the face of limited energy and global warming.
Natural resources are slowly decreasing, so it is necessary to consider the future, he said.
\"One day we will face a huge crisis in fuel, so it\'s a good thing to do it today.
This is a simple solution to the crisis we face today.
We have started a long journey to save the Earth.
Custom message
Chat Online 编辑模式下无法使用
Chat Online inputting...