Shawn Brown, 19, calls his creation a “Solar Bike,” where actually it is a trike framed in bamboo that also utilizes sustainable and reusable material in its fabrication. The Carmarthenshire student outdid numerous entries at the National Science & Engineering Competition to bag the UK Young Engineer of the Year Award at the Big Bang science fair in Manchester on Friday. Business Secretary Lord Mandelson presented the award to Shawn. The award includes a cash prize of £2,000, an experience trip to Earthwatch or NASA, and an additional trip to either CERN or the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in La Palma.
While I am interested in renewable energy, I saw this as a challenge, producing a product that was as sustainable as possible.
The British student worked for several months to come up with the solar trike. However, he prefers waiting than to think about commercial production anytime soon.