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Using fiberoptic cable to transport sunlight

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Posted by Joe User on September 6, 2005, 11:47 pm

Does anyone know about a source for lightpipe, the fiberoptic cable that
can carry sunlight?

How effectively can it carry solar energy?  Can highly concentrated
sunlight be transmitted?  How much does it cost?

Any information would be appreciated.

Posted by Steve Spence on September 6, 2005, 11:54 pm
Not aware of anyone using fiberoptics to carry sunlight. The "lightpipe"
skylights are reflective tubes, electronics "lightpipes" are for
instrumentaion purposes.

Steve Spence
Dir., Green Trust, http://www.green-trust.org
Contributing Editor, http://www.off-grid.net

Joe User wrote:

Posted by Anthony Matonak on September 7, 2005, 12:51 am
 Joe User wrote:


No need to thank me.


Posted by NickW on September 7, 2005, 6:54 am
 Heh, I asked this a while ago

(there is a link to an interesting new scientist article in here)


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