ADAPTIVE FULL-SPECTRUM SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS CROSS-CUTTING R&D ON ADAPTIVE FULL-SPECTRUM SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS FOR MORE EFFICIENT AND AFFORDABLE USE OF SOLAR ENERGY IN BUILDINGS AND HYBRID PHOTOBIOREACTORS Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title ADAPTIVE FULL-SPECTRUM SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS CROSS-CUTTING R&D ON ADAPTIVE FULL-SPECTRUM SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS FOR MORE EFFICIENT AND AFFORDABLE USE OF SOLAR ENERGY IN BUILDINGS AND HYBRID PHOTOBIOREACTORS

Creator

  • Author: Wood, Byard D.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Muhs, Jeff D.
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Sponsor: United States
    Contributor Type: Organization

Publisher

  • Name: University of Nevada (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States

Date

  • Creation: 2003-01-01

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This RD&D project is a three year team effort to develop a hybrid solar lighting (HSL) system that transports day light from a paraboloidal dish concentrator to a luminaire via a large core polymer fiber optic. The luminaire can be a device to distribute sunlight into a space for the production of algae or it can be a device that is a combination of day lighting and fluorescent lighting for office lighting. In this project, the sunlight is collected using a one-meter paraboloidal concentrator dish with two-axis tracking. The secondary mirror consists of eight planar-segmented mirrors that direct the visible part of the spectrum to eight fibers (receiver) and subsequently to eight luminaires. This results in about 8,200 lumens incident at each fiber tip. Each fiber can illuminate about 16.7 m{sup 2} (180 ft{sup 2}) of office space. The IR spectrum is directed to a thermophotovoltaic array to produce electricity. This report describes several investigations of various aspects of the system. Taken as a whole, they confirm significant progress towards the technical feasibility of this technology.
  • Physical Description: 30 pages

Subject

  • Keyword: Solar Energy
  • STI Subject Categories: 14 Solar Energy
  • Keyword: Fibers
  • Keyword: Mirrors
  • Keyword: Fiber Optics
  • Keyword: Electricity
  • Keyword: Concentrators
  • Keyword: Production
  • Keyword: Algae
  • Keyword: Polymers

Source

  • Other Information: PBD: 1 Jan 2003

Collection

  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Report No.: NONE
  • Grant Number: FC26-01NT41164
  • DOI: 10.2172/822721
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 822721
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc781061

Note

  • Display Note: OSTI as DE00822721