SolarWindow today announced that performance tests of its transparent electricity-generating coatings for glass and flexible plastics have produced favorable outcomes for glass-to-glass lamination processes. The test results are especially promising for expanding the application of SolarWindow™ coatings beyond standard window glass to include high-performance laminated glass – a fast growing segment of the commercial and architectural glass market.
“The buildings of tomorrow are incorporating more high-performance glass into building windows and interior glass surfaces. These latest test results show that SolarWindow™ coatings are both chemically and structurally compatible not only with today’s skyscraper windows, but also for tomorrow’s next generation glass applications,” said John A. Conklin, President and CEO of SolarWindow Technologies, Inc.
High-performance laminated glass products provide features such as security, safety, low emissivity (low-e), excellent weather stability, and hurricane resistance. These glass products highlight strength and durability while providing customers with a broader spectrum of design features such as colors, patterns, and other architectural customization.
Scientists and engineers conducted testing to determine the compatibility of SolarWindow™ electricity-generating coatings with the demands of high-performance laminated glass processing by fabricating laminated SolarWindow™ modules.
Laminated SolarWindow™ module performance tests demonstrated the following:
SolarWindow™ color and clarity was maintained, which is important to customer adoption and sales
SolarWindow™ module edge seal remains intact, which is vital to high performance, durability, and product lifecycle
SolarWindow is developing transparent electricity-generating coatings for windows in an effort to deliver affordable, clean, renewable energy to help meet the world’s growing energy demand.
SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. is a developer of next generation, transparent electricity-generating SolarWindow™ coatings.
SolarWindow™ coatings generate electricity on see-through glass and flexible plastics with colored tints popular to skyscraper glass. Unlike conventional systems, SolarWindow™ can be applied to all four sides of tall towers, generating electricity using natural and artificial light conditions and even shaded areas. SolarWindow™ uses organic materials, which are dissolved into liquid, ideal for low-cost high-output manufacturing; and is the subject of a patent pending technology.
The company’s Proprietary Power Production & Financial Model (Power & Financial Model) uses photovoltaic (PV) modeling calculations that are consistent with renewable energy practitioner standards for assessing, evaluating and estimating renewable energy for a PV project. The Power & Financial Model estimator takes into consideration building geographic location, solar radiation for flat-plate collectors (SolarWindow™ irradiance is derated to account for 360 degree building orientation and vertical installation), climate zone energy use and generalized skyscraper building characteristics when estimating PV power and energy production, and carbon dioxide equivalents. Actual power, energy production and carbon dioxide equivalents modeled may vary based upon building-to-building situational characteristics and varying installation methodologies.
Source: New Energy Technologies Inc
Date: Apr 26, 2016