Of Rising ScholarsFall 2022

Kenneth will be presenting at The Symposium of Rising Scholars on Saturday, September 24th! To attend the event and see Kenneth's presentation,

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Kenneth Xu

Milpitas High SchoolClass of 2023MILPITAS, CA



  • "Novel Approaches to Improving Solar Energy Efficiency" with mentor Cheldina (June 29, 2022)

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Novel Approaches to Improving Solar Energy Efficiency

Started Jan. 27, 2022

Abstract or project description

The sun is the universe's oldest resource and many organisms on Earth require sunlight to survive, such as in the cases of photosynthesizing plants and the mammalian need for vitamin D for cardiovascular, bone, and mental health. Furthermore, sunlight is also a potentially inexhaustible source of electricity. However, current methods for harnessing sunlight do not produce enough power to meet current demands. Kenneth is investigating novel approaches to improving the energy efficiency of solar power by conducting a scholarly review of potentially transformative research in this field. Bringing light to this topic has positive implications such as reducing the reliance on fossil fuels, allowing solar power to be more accessible to those impoverished, and motivating a future fueled by clean energy.