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Sunlight Direct Hybrid Solar Lighting

Sunlight Direct Hybrid Solar Lighting (Images courtesy APPA)
By Andrew Liszewski

All I can say is that I’m really glad power and utilities are included where I live because I can’t imagine what my monthly bills would be like otherwise. If I ever end up living in a place where I actually was responsible for paying the power company each month I would most definitely have these hybrid solar lights installed.

The idea is pretty simple. Small, satellite dish-sized solar collectors that are capable of tracking and focusing the sun’s light are installed on the roof of your building. These dishes are then connected to fiber optic cables which carry the sunlight to special hybrid solar lighting fixtures that can provide as much light as a standard lightbulb would. Of course for days where little sunlight is available the fixtures also include regular electric lights to compensate, hence the term ‘hybrid’.

[Hybrid Solar Lighting] VIA [SlashGear]


8 responses to “Sunlight Direct Hybrid Solar Lighting”

  1. Pisos muy luminosos con Sunlight-Direct…

    Con Sunlight-Direct todos los apartamentos pueden tener luz solar, incluso los sótanos sin ventanas que se están empezando a vender bajo la categoría de “coquetos” en las grandes ciudades.

    El sistema se basa en una espe…

  2. Anonymous says:

    Can someone traslate?

  3. dponce80 says:

    Ehm, anonymous, what you’re seeing there is a trackback from a Spanish website. It’s not a comment. IT’s another website that made a post about this particular article, and sent us a ping to let us know they made an article, and gave us credit. They wrote their article in Spanish, because their audience is Spanish, and what you’re seeing there is a short excerpt.

  4. qu4nm1n9 says:

    there’s a similar and sleeker version of this by a swedish company.. check it out here:

  5. meh logitech lost the plot says:

    I want this in my house πŸ™‚

    Why on earth would people want to be on the grid 24/7 and dependant on it is beyond me. Offices especially (and government buildings) can afford this stuff so why dont they?

  6. meh logitech lost the plot says:

    Can we STORE light by using reflective “containers” so we can use it at night or when the sunlight is duller?

  7. meh logitech lost the plot says:

    Take this further, along with channeling, storing why not AMPLIFY? We use this in night vidion products.

  8. Hybrid says:

    Great post on hybrids. Check out our hybrid page when you get the chance