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Old 11-07-2013, 12:24 PM   #1
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SmartLight, lighting and energy storage

Interesting new technology that we might see on our vessels.

A pair of University of Cincinnati researchers has seen the light a bright, powerful light and it just might change the future of how building interiors are brightened.
In fact, that light comes directly from the sun. And with the help of tiny, electrofluidic cells and a series of open-air "ducts," sunlight can naturally illuminate windowless work spaces deep inside office buildings (ED note: and our boats)a nd excess energy can be harnessed, stored and directed to other applications.
The innovative solar technology "would change the equation for energy," according to UC researchers.

UC's SmartLight More Than a Bright Idea, It's a Revolution in Interior Lighting Ready to Shine

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Much of the science and technology required to make the Smart Light commercially viable already exists. He and Harfmann have begun evaluating materials and advanced manufacturing methods. The only thing missing at this point is enough funding to create a large-scale prototype which could call the attention of government or industry partners interested in bringing SmartLight to market.
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:05 PM   #2
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Certainly more advanced than this

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That's brilliant, thanks for posting it. I can think of some places in Thailand that can make use of that.

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