Entrant Profile

Muhammad Rehan Siddiqi

Location: Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Company: RMIT University

Profession: Engineer/Designer

Inspired by: 30-50% of the pollution or power usage comes from our buildings this number keeps on increasing especially after COVID-19 pandemic (people under lock down working remotely). Additionally it is known that solar technology has now started producing 50-60% efficiency and with this technology being one of the leading renewable energies in the world and when we know very well the sun's equation for predicting its position in the earth. so why not deploy the solar cells alongside our windows and best of all make the buildings to rotate in order to increase its efficiency to produce more green power.

Also my simulation results in LabView show that dynamic rotating buildings will reduce electricity consumption by more than 80% if building are made to rotate and follow the sun's path indicating that our stationary buildings are much less efficient and by simply only rotating the panels to the sun's path does not fully exploit the full potential of the solar renewable technology.