Greenhouse film to convert sunlight into more useable form

January 30, 2018
Written by Trent Knoss, CU Boulder Today
Greenhouse film to convert sunlight into more useable form
Samuel Zeller
University of Colorado Boulder has received a $2.45 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a semi-translucent film that splits incoming sunlight into photosynthetically efficient light.

Under normal conditions, plants only use around 50 percent of incoming sunlight for photosynthesis while the remaining half goes unused.

This cost-efficient, greenhouse material will split incoming light and convert the rays from less-desired green wavelengths into more desirable red wavelengths, with no added electricity consumption. The inefficient infrared light can be redirected to power water purification. | READ MORE

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Subscription Centre

New Subscription
Already a Subscriber
Customer Service
View Digital Magazine Renew

Most Popular

Latest Events

FarWest Show 2018
Wed Aug 22, 2018 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Colours of the Summer Open House
Wed Aug 22, 2018 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Trial Garden Tours
Thu Aug 23, 2018 @ 8:30AM -
Glee 2018
Mon Sep 10, 2018 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
SAF Conference 2018
Wed Sep 12, 2018 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM

We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. To find out more, read our Privacy Policy.