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Old 11-06-2017, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Solar Power Greenhouse

Ran across this interesting article about combining PV power generation with greenhouses: https://phys.org/news/2017-11-solar-...ity-crops.html

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Electricity-generating solar greenhouses utilize Wavelength-Selective Photovoltaic Systems (WSPVs), a novel technology that generates electricity more efficiently and at less cost than traditional photovoltaic systems. These greenhouses are outfitted with transparent roof panels embedded with a bright magenta luminescent dye that absorbs light and transfers energy to narrow photovoltaic strips, where electricity is produced. WSPVs absorb some of the blue and green wavelengths of light but let the rest through, allowing the plants to grow.

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