Sunday, June 21, 2009

Parans Solar Lighting

I recently found Climate Solver on WWF's Swedish website. It showcases 12 young entrepreneurs who are coming up with environmentally businesses. Their solutions are varied and focused on solving one particular problem related to energy production, energy efficiency, construction, transportation, and system innovations. See 12 Climate Entrepreneurs for a white paper on their products and services.

One of the companies, Parans Solar Lighting has concept that struck me as a very realistic option for existing buildings with deep floor plates or no windows (sadly, we have a number of these in Washington, DC). Parans fixtures use fiber optics and LED technology to harvest natural light and save 50% of the energy typically required to light buildings. Considering that lighting is the largest impact on energy use (hence energy cost) for most office spaces, this is a significant savings.

Images from Parans' website.

5 comments:

Green-A said...

I have seen this product in person - it was less than I was expecting but I still think the idea is on the forefront of lighting in the future. for now, there are real limits to how far fiber optic cables can transmit useable light (60 feet) and it diminishes the further you are away from the collector. The collectors, BTW, are really cool - they track actual daylight and self-program to a building's unique location over time.

solar panels said...

Parans solar lights are amazing.I would introduce them to my friends.

Anonymous said...

i bought these and they work really well. i also bought some for my garden. they accent it really well with the flower design

Insider said...

I seen this already in Discovery channel...This is a real advancement in solar energy harvesting....

Anonymous said...

Parans solar lighting is now from late 2011 producing a new type. Names SP3 instead of SP2. It is half price and the light is also twice as strong.

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