Museum Illumination by Sunlight: A Case Study Using PV Cells and Optical Fibers

  • P. SansoniEmail author
  • D. Fontani
  • F. Francini
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


A solar device for museum lighting was developed in the CNR-INO laboratories from optical design to manufacture. A demonstrator of the lighting device was successfully installed in a prestigious Italian museum, where it was adjusted for the specific application and tested in working conditions. The lighting device exploited solar light, using collectors, optical fibers, and photovoltaic cells, to illuminate building interiors.


Optical Fiber Fiber Bundle Collection Efficiency Solar Collector Lighting Device 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CNR-INO National Institute of OpticsFlorenceItaly

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