How much light energy is available where you are ?

How much light energy is available where you are ?

Light energy and solar energy are completely different sources of energy when it comes to designing science required to harvest them. HONE as a nanotechnology does not use thermal energy from the sun, but light energy from the sun. It doesn’t matter if that light comes through cloud or clear sky’s.

Following are the the DNI (Direct Normal Irradiation) charts for many areas.

You might be surprised at the amount of light available in each location.

You will see why Kiltimagh in Mayo, Ireland is important to us as a location. It has the lowest light levels of any location in the world. In fact, Ireland has the lowest light levels of anywhere in the world, but Kiltimagh is the lowest in Ireland. This means any data from this location is the lowest possible outcome for a HONE installation and everywhere else in the world will be better.

Have a look below at all the light levels on the actual official data maps below. We will start with examples at the top end of the scale.

  • USA – Palm Springs – 2,780 kWhrs/m2/year
  • USA – Phoenix – 2,729 kWhrs/m2/year
  • Canada – Edmonton – 1,582 kWhrs/m2/year
  • USA – Seattle – 1,278 kWhrs/m2/year
  • Sweden – Stockholm – 1,070 kWhrs/m2/year
  • Estonia – Tallinn – 1,059 kWhrs/m2/year
  • Russia – Moscow – 1,015 kWhrs/m2/year
  • Norway – Oslo – 1,013 kwhrs/m2/year
  • UK – London – 856 kWhrs/m2/year
  • Ireland – Bray – 795 kWhrs/m2/year
  • Ireland – Innis Mor – 792 kWhrs/m2/year
  • Ireland – Galway – 687 kWhrs/m2/year
  • Scotland – Glasgow – 674 kWhrs/m2/year
  • Ireland – Achill Island – 669 kWhrs/m2/year
  • Ireland – Ballyshannon – 646 kWhrs/m2/year
  • Ireland – Sligo – 641 kWhrs/m2/year
  • Ireland – Westport – 641 kWhrs/m2/year
  • Ireland – Kiltimagh – 630 kWhrs/m2/year

Palm Springs – 2,780 kWhrs/m2/year

Palm SpringsPhoenix – 2,729 kWhrs/m2/year

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Edmonton – 1,582 kWhrs/m2/year

edmonton

Seattle – 1,278 kWhrs/m2/year

Stockholm – 1,070 kWhrs/m2/year

Tallinn – 1,059 kWhrs/m2/year

Moscow – 1,015 kWhrs/m2/year

Oslo – 1,013 kwhrs/m2/year

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London – 856 kWhrs/m2/year

Bray – 795 kWhrs/m2/year

Innis Mor – 792 kWhrs/m2/year

Galway – 687 kWhrs/m2/year

Glasgow – 674 kWhrs/m2/year

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Achill Island – 669 kWhrs/m2/year

Ballyshannon – 646 kWhrs/m2/year

Sligo – 641 kWhrs/m2/year

Westport – 641 kWhrs/m2/year

Kiltimagh – 630 kWhrs/m2/year

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