Master of Architecture (MArch)
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Kathryn H. Korgan
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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.
Daylight; Fiber Optics; Photovoltaics
Architecture | Sustainability
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Zurko, Sean Steven, "Innovative Fiber Optic/Thin Film Photovoltaic Systems: Adequately Distributing Daylight While Harvesting Energy" (2016). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 2769.
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