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Solar Energy is the greatest potential of all the sources of renewable energy and presently a small amount of this form of energy is being used. It will be one of the most important energies especially when other sources of conventional and non-renewable energies in the world deplete. Now-a-days, different technologies, methodologies have been developed and introduced to get the optimum energy from the sunlight. In this work, a new design of solar plate collector system has been developed using TRIZ (a Russian acronym for Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) by arranging solar collectors in various positions and angles to get optimized energy form the sun. The inventive principles suggested by the novel tool for innovation TRIZ have been used for the new design of solar plate arrangements which has been tested in real time with handful of experiments to get optimized energy form the sun. Apart from solar power optimization, to overcome the open terrace area constrains for multi storey buildings, high-rise dwellings, a new design solar plate collector arrangement has been designed and developed exclusively for multi storey buildings. This may be tested with rigorous experiments in further study.

Key words: Solar Energy, TRIZ, Optimization, Innovation, Multi storey buildings, High-rise dwellings.

Einstein College of Engineering, Tirunelveli-12,Tamilnadu, India,

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Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Satyamangalam, Tamilnadu, India,

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Inside TRIZ

Quantifying the TRIZ Levels of Invention

Inside TRIZ


navneet bhushanQuantifying the TRIZ Levels of Invention

A tool to estimate the strength and life of a Patent

TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) classifies inventions into five novelty levels. At level 1 are slight modifications of the existing systems.  At level 2 are those inventions that resolve a system conflict or contradiction using usually inventive solution or inventive principle used to solve similar problems in other systems.    At level 3, the inventions change one subsystem or resolve the system conflicts in a fundamental way. At level 4, the invention gives birth to new systems using interdisciplinary approaches. The level 5 inventions are closer to a recently discovered scientific phenomenon. See article for a complete discussion.



TRIZ Features

Alexander Selutsky

TRIZ Feature

Alexander Selyutsky - a key figure in the history of TRIZ!

Alexander Selyutsky

Selyutsky Alexander Borisovich was born April 6, 1933 to an intelligent Jewish family residing in Leningrad. During the World War II the plant where his father was working was evacuated to the Urals, and the family (the parents and Alexander) moved to Chelyabinsk. Here, Alexander graduated from high school. He wanted to go to a military school, but didn’t pass vision test and entered the Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute. In his first year he was forced to learn boxing (because of frequent anti-Semitic attacks) and became a Komsomol activist.

After graduation, he was sent to Petrozavodsk Onega tractor plant, where he worked as a designer. He continued leading a very active social life, organized and led voluntary militia patrolling the streets of the city because the situation was very criminal. In the search for more satisfying work he became interested in patenting, completed appropriate courses and became a patent agent.

In 1960, Alexander married Dolly Naumovna Audleys, and had a daughter Alla in 1961. The same year G.S Altshuller published a book " “Learn how to invent"[1] . After reading this book in 1965 Selyutsky wrote a letter to Altshuller. This letter started their acquaintance by correspondence. Since then, Alexander became one of the most dedicated Altshuller’s disciples and an active promoter of the emerging new science.

They finally met in 1968 in Dzintary (near Riga), at the seminar organized by the Central Board of VOIR (state leading inventors’ and innovators’ society) that invited Altshuller and several of his associates. It was the first time that Alexander and others got a chance to work under the direct guidance of Altshuller and to learn from him. Later, in 1983, Alexander participated as one of the instructors in the seminar conducted by G.S. Altshuller in Moscow at the Institute for continuous education for chemical and petroleum industries.

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