solution for property owners who care for sustainability, SUNFOLL offers optic fiber system for distributing sunlight deep into properties, improving people’s health and helping to reach zero net emissions.

Challenges We can solve

Lack of sunlight

You spend on average 80-90% indoors, which leads to a lot of health issues. You miss a lot when you surround yourself with walls, and sunlight tops the list. Exposure to sun-strength rays helps calibrate your body’s circadian “clock”, which regulates everything from appetite and sleep schedules to mood and energy levels, says Kenneth Wright, director of the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory at University of Colorado, Boulder.

Net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in Europe

The EU will be climate neutral in 2050. Reaching this target will require action by all sectors of our economy, including ensuring buildings are more energy-efficient

Employee productivity

A survey by an HR advisory firm published in the Harvard Business Review shows access to natural light is the number one attribute workers want in their office environment. However, the benefits of natural lighting go beyond the preferences of office workers. In fact, natural lighting in an office environment has scientifically-proven benefits.

It is estimated that by 2050, the world’s population will have risen from today’s 7.6 billion to 9.8 billion, 67.2% are expected to live in urban areas. In order to feed this growing increasingly urbanized population, the United Nations estimates food production must increase by 70%. Indoor farms have the potential to help the societies meet this elevated demand, without additional farmland. One of the challenges for indoor farming is high energy consumption, 85% of which is for lighting and 13% for the LED light cooling because of ineffectively used energy. the production costs, in terms of energy use and GHG emissions, for vertical farming ends up too high when natural sunlight is removed from the equation. 

The coronavirus appears to weaken more quickly when exposed to sunlight, heat and humidity, a U.S. official said on Thursday in a potential sign that the pandemic could become less contagious in summer months.

Solution

Our solution consists of three main parts:

  • Sunlight collector - tracks and collects the sunlight.
  • Fiber optic cable - transports the sunlight
  • Light diffuser - distributes the light evenly
  • Business model: System Manufacturing and sales

Applications

Offices

Hospitals

Underground Tunnels

LEED certification

Households

Preschools

Public spaces

Universities

Indoor farming/plants

Yachts/ships

Stores

Bunkers

Benefits

Vitamin D

Improves productivity and learning

Enhances Your Mood

Treats Seasonal Depression (commonly referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorder)

Relieves Stress

Improves Sleep
Sunlight exposure impacts how much melatonin your brain produces, which is what tells your brain when it is time to sleep.

Utility costs may drop.

Natural light boosts productivity (and revenue).

Natural light increases the value of the space.

Workers are healthier.

Healthier workers are happier.

Workers feel more engaged.

Indoor farming

By using our solution indoor farms get the main thing that is needed for crops – free sunlight. It is possible to distribute the sunlight into the shelves in a controlled environment, that way indoor farming operational costs are reduced significantly.

Indoor plants

Improve your office space or your house by placing indoor plants not only next to the window.

The coronavirus appears to weaken more quickly when exposed to sunlight, heat and humidity, a U.S. official said on Thursday in a potential sign that the pandemic could become less contagious in summer months.

Our Team

Mara Smite

Product development

BSc Medical Engineering, Physics Undergoing MSc, 3 years experience in Lightguide R&D

Uldis Kondratovics

Product Development

PhD in Biology, Professor at Faculty of Biology

Eduards Gavars

Business Development Manager

BSc degree in Physics, 7 years of experience as Business development manager for light guiding solutions.

Elmars Aboltins

Sales & Marketing Manager

BSc degree in Business administration, 7+ years of experience in digital marketing and international B2B sales

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Feel free to contact us to discuss the design of our system, your need for more sunlight, partnership, possible applications or any other topic!

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