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Solar Plant Lighting with Electric Power Generation
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published July 15, 2002 by SAE International in United States
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Plants utilize photons at wavelengths between 400 and 700 nm. These photons, called photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), represent only a part of the total solar spectral energy. The optical waveguide solar plant lighting system has the potential to generate electric power while providing plant lighting. Recently, Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) demonstrated simultaneous PAR transmission and photovoltaic (PV) power generation at its solar facility. In this paper, we will discuss the results of our work pertaining to feasibility of simultaneous plant lighting and electric power generation.
CitationNakamura, T., Fraas, L., and Avery, J., "Solar Plant Lighting with Electric Power Generation," SAE Technical Paper 2002-01-2337, 2002, https://doi.org/10.4271/2002-01-2337.
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