CLTC is evaluating dynamic skylight systems that automatically adjust light transmission to minimize glare and manage solar heat gain, significantly improving both lighting quality and energy savings. Engineers are using one of the Center's integrating spheres to measure the transmittance of different sample units.
Applications include residential and commercial spaces that receive sufficient sunlight to require some form of shading for occupant comfort or to prevent solar heat gain.
This research project is supported by California's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program and is being conducted in collaboration with CLTC's partners in the manufacturing industry.
Principal Investigator: Konstantinos Papamichael