Next Article in Journal
A Novel Layered Bidirectional Equalizer Based on a Buck-Boost Converter for Series-Connected Battery Strings
Previous Article in Journal
Optimal Power Flow Using Particle Swarm Optimization of Renewable Hybrid Distributed Generation
Article Menu
Issue 7 (July) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessCommunication
Energies 2017, 10(7), 1014; doi:10.3390/en10071014

Proposal for an Experimental Methodology for Evaluation of Natural Lighting Systems Applied in Buildings

1
Department of Mechanic and Automation, SATC, Beneficent Association of Santa Catarina Coal Industry, Street Pascoal Meller, 73, Criciúma-SC CEP 88805-380, Brazil
2
Department of Renewable Energies, UNILA, Federal University of Latin American Integration, Av. Sílvio Américo Sasdelli, 1842, Foz do Iguaçu-PR CEP 85866-000, Brazil
3
Hidroelectric Power Plant, BAESA, Energética Barra Grande S/A, Street Madre Benvenuta, 1168, Florianópolis-SC CEP 88035-000, Brazil
4
Corrosion Research Department, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Avenue Bento Gonçalves, 9500, Porto Alegre-RS CEP 91501-970, Brazil
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 11 May 2017 / Revised: 26 June 2017 / Accepted: 27 June 2017 / Published: 17 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Energy Fundamentals and Conversion)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [2311 KB, uploaded 20 July 2017]   |  

Abstract

This work has the objective of developing a methodology for the evaluation of indoor natural lighting systems, which, with speed and practicality, provides from real conditions of use a reliable result about the quality and performance of the proposed system. The methodology is based on the construction of two real-size test environments, which will be subjected to a natural light system through reflexive tubes made from recycled material, and to a commercial system already certified and consolidated, creating the possibility of comparison. Furthermore, the data acquired in the test environments will be examined in light of the values of solar radiation obtained from a digital meteorological station, such that it is possible to stipulate the lighting capacity of the systems at different times of the year. View Full-Text
Keywords: solar energy; solar radiation; skylight; solar energy harvesting; green energy; measurement solar energy; solar radiation; skylight; solar energy harvesting; green energy; measurement
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Spacek, A.D.; Neto, J.M.; Biléssimo, L.D.; Junior, O.H.A.; Neto, G.P.D.F.; Giansella, R.D.S.; Santana, M.V.F.D.; Malfatti, C.D.F. Proposal for an Experimental Methodology for Evaluation of Natural Lighting Systems Applied in Buildings. Energies 2017, 10, 1014.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Energies EISSN 1996-1073 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top