A new optical fibre for energy conserving sunlightning of buildings and tunnels
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||December 2010 - August 2011|
Purpose and goal
The use of a glass fibre instead of a plastic fibre when guiding sunlight into buildings increases the transportation range at least five times compared to what is possible today and improves the light quality. There is no glass fibre optimized for transporting sunlight on the market. The economical possibilities for producing a sunlight fibre are evaluated within in the project by identifying the purity demands on the raw materials and the possible production techniques. This is achieved by producing a few suitable multi component glasses and fibres.