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Shih J.Y.,Asia University, Taiwan | Lai S.L.,Asia University, Taiwan | Cheng H.T.,World Trade Center Taichung
Applied Mechanics and Materials | Year: 2013

The luminous fiber is a kind of functional material which is made from rare earth luminescent powders. This fiber is composed of raw material and long lasting rare earth luminescent material, and made by a special spinning process. If luminous fibers absorb visible light and store lighting energy, then it will continue to light in dark for more than 10 hours. The luminous fiber can shows a variety of colors, such as red, yellow, green and blue in the light, and display all sorts of colors, such as red, yellow, blue and green in the dark. The advantages of this fiber are with brilliant color, no requirement of energy consumption, and a kind of environmentally friendly high-tech product. This paper discusses characteristics and applications of luminous material and fibers, and the purpose is to promote such material into the potential market. © (2013) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

Shih J.-Y.,Asia University, Taiwan | Lai S.-L.,Asia University, Taiwan | Cheng H.-T.,World Trade Center Taichung
Advanced Materials Research | Year: 2013

Solar Energy is a kind of green and renewable energy, and solar cells can be used to convert solar energy to electricity. Due to the requirements of carbon reduction and energy saving as well as the policy of Government incentive, the installation of solar energy system is becoming more and more popular. However, the available ground surface is limited, and the installation site of solar energy is gradually extended to building roofs, fish bonds and other special places. Because the traditional solar cells tend to monotonous dark blue or reddish brown color, the aspiration for colored solar cells is appeared in recent years to cope with the aesthetic requirement for solar facilities in the living environment. This paper discusses the principle and applications of colored solar cells, including the types of colored products, and the methods of making color change. In addition, the theory of chromatic has been used to explain the guidelines of color selection and coordination of solar cells in various situations and applications. © (2013) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

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