Study: Sunflower seed-inspired city design could help boost solar energy use


A city design inspired by the arrangement of seeds in a sunflower could help improve solar energy utilization in countries that receive lower levels of solar radiation, a study by researchers at the University of Sharjah has found. This could boost solar energy uptake in regions that have conventionally relied on fossil fuels for their energy demands.

Renewable energy projects have seen a sharp uptick, with the world looking to move away from carbon-emitting fossil fuels. Not only have countries that receive ample sunlight taken up these projects, but even those like Switzerland are looking to incorporate power generated through solar plants into their energy mix.