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Museum illumination by sunlight: a case study using PV cells and optical fibers

Year: 2015

Authors: Sansoni P., Fontani D., Francini F.

Autors Affiliation: CNR-INO, National Institute of Optics, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Florence, Italy

Abstract: A solar device for museum lighting was developed in the CNR-INO laboratories from optical design to manufacture. A demonstrator of the lighting device was successfully installed in a prestigious Italian museum, where it was adjusted for the specific application and tested in working conditions. The lighting device exploited solar light, using collectors, optical fibers, and photovoltaic cells, to illuminate building interiors.

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KeyWords: Attenuation; Dust; PMMA; Quartz; Transportation
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4471-6633-7_14