Award Date

5-1-2016

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Architecture (MArch)

Department

Architecture

First Committee Member

Alfredo Fernandez-Gonzalez

Second Committee Member

Jon Champelli

Third Committee Member

Joshua Vermillion

Fourth Committee Member

Robert Boehm

Fifth Committee Member

Kathryn H. Korgan

Number of Pages

123

Abstract

On any given year, Las Vegas will be exposed to an average of 85% sunlight during typical daylight hours, while averaging seven peak hours a day. That alone makes Las Vegas a prime candidate for renewable solar energy systems (Solar Direct, 2016). By implementing fiber optics into office buildings in conjunction with thin-film photovoltaics, interior spaces have the potential to be adequately illuminated while simultaneously harvesting electricity. The study will be conducted through analysis and experimental field research with the intent of generating physical data, demonstrating that a hybrid fiber optic - photovoltaic system can at minimum match recommended foot-candle values and reduce a building’s electricity demand. Supplementary information on United States energy generation and consumption of fuels and the experimental data from this study are cataloged under appendix 1 and 2.

Keywords

Daylight; Fiber Optics; Photovoltaics

Disciplines

Architecture | Sustainability

Language

English

Comments

Additional files available for download: PDF containing, Supplementary information on United States energy generation and consumption of fuels and the experimental data from this study are cataloged under appendix 1 and 2.

Appendix 1.pdf (12 kB)
Supplementary File

Appendix 2.pdf (22 kB)
Supplementary File


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