Next Generation PV-Powered, Fiber-Optic Traffic Light Technology

July 28, 2015
Session T4D: Solar Materials and Technology Transformations — Room 108
2:45 pm  -  3:45 pm

A unique opportunity for developing PV- powered, LED-lit, next generation fiber-optic traffic light technology is identified. Fiber-optic lighting is a remote-source lighting system and involves a light source that does not need to be located at the illumination site (for instance, the signal head in the traffic light) and fiber-optic cables transport light to its target location. By integrating fiber-optic technology with PVs and advanced LEDs, a demonstrably new and renewable energy technology can be developed rapidly since these technologies have gone through decades of development.