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Optical Fiber Daylighting System Featuring Alignment-Free

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Abstract

We present a cost-effective optical fiber daylighting system composed of prism and compound parabolic concentrator (P-CPC). Our simulation results demonstrate an optical efficiency of up to 89% when the concentration ratio of the P-CPC is fixed at 100. We have also used a simulation to determine an optimal geometric structure of P-CPCs. Because of the simplicity of the P-CPC structure, a lower-cost mass production process is possible. Our quest for an optimal structure has also shown that P-CPC has high tolerance for input angle of sunlight. The high tolerance allows replacing a highly dual precise active sun-tracking system with a single sun-tracking system as a cost-effective solution. Therefore, our results provide an important breakthrough for the commercialization of optical fiber daylighting systems that are faced with challenges related to high cost.

DOI 10.11648/j.ijepe.20160502.15
Published in International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering (Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2016)
Page(s) 60-66
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Keywords

Compound Parabolic Concentrator, Plastic Optical Fiber, Daylighting.

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  • Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Myongji University, Yongin, South Korea

  • Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Myongji University, Yongin, South Korea

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