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Uniformly Illuminated Efficient Daylighting System

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Different approaches have been introduced for the daylighting system to reduce energy consumption, but they were not populated due to complex, high cost, and insufficient designs. There has been a recent problem in achieving uniform distribution of sunlight at a destination deep inside the building. Therefore, we propose a system to achieve high illumination by illuminating the surface of the absorber (optical fibers) uniformly. To capture sunlight, parabolic reflector and Fresnel lens are used. Different reflectors and lenses are considered, compared, and investigated to direct uniform light, which solves the heat problem, into the optical fibers. In addition, this study includes comparison between fiber-based daylighting systems. The proposed system has been verified through simulation and experimental results.

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I. Ullah and S. Shin, "Uniformly Illuminated Efficient Daylighting System," Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, Vol. 4 No. 2, 2013, pp. 161-166. doi: 10.4236/sgre.2013.42020.


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