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Filipino student wins international award for turning rotten veggies into solar window

A student from Mapua University Manila Carvey Ehren Maigue won the Global Science Award. He invented a solar windows made from a rotten vegetables.

These solar panels capture UV lights and transform it into clean energy using byproducts from veggie farms. They're made using luminescent particles extracted from fruits and vegetables that are suspended into a resin substrate to create the colorful windows. 

The best part? The vertical solar farm doesn't need direct sunlight so it can bring solar energy to urban areas. Carvey Ehren Maigue is shaping the future of renewable energy, winning the 2020 James Dyson Sustainability Award with his design. 

The 27-year-old native of Binangonan, Rizal bested 1,800 entries from around the world and has been named the first-ever Global Sustainability Winner at the James Dyson Award for his system called 'AuREUS'.

The brief was simple: Design something that solves a problem.

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