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New Breed of Solar Panels Fine-Tunes Light for Crops:
Cityblooms installs soliculture’s new breed of solar panels
Cityblooms is pleased to be working with Soliculture to incorporate its wavelength selective photovoltaics (WSPV) technology into our cultivation units to fine-tune light for crops while simultaneously generating electricity! Citybloom plans to offer Soliculture solar panels as an option on all of their equipment.
Cultivation unit with "Lumo" panels, www.cityblooms.com
“The new “lumo” panels stem from the research of UC Santa Cruz Physics Professors Sue Carter and Glenn Alers. They designed the red dye that gives the solar panel its unique ability to tweak the light escaping the panel. Once light strikes the panel, this luminescent dye absorbs green light, which plants don’t use well during photosynthesis, and lets red and blue light filter down onto the waiting lettuce, kale, and arugula. It then converts the green light into more red light for the plants to use. Meanwhile, the solar cells absorb all colors of light that strike them and convert them into electricity.
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Publication date: 5/7/2015
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