Optimisation of a three-colour luminescent solar concentrator daylighting system

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Journal Article
Citation:
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2004, 84 (1-4), pp. 411 - 426
Issue Date:
2004-10-01
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Electrical power consumption in buildings may be reduced considerably by more efficient use of sunlight for indoor lighting. A stack of luminescent solar concentrator sheets has been developed, which utilises three different coloured fluorescent dyes to produce a concentrated near-white light source to be coupled into flexible polymer sheets and transported up to 10m. Thus in clear sky conditions a remote room with neither walls nor roof in direct contact with the sun, can be illuminated by over 1000lm of natural light with a luminous efficacy of over 300lm/W, regardless of the sun's position. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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