SolarWindow Technologies, an innovator of transparent solar electricity generating coatings, announced to expand its product line for further applications on windows o tall towers and skyscrapers. The expanded product line will broaden the company’s market reach to more kinds of commercial buildings.
The SolarWindow™ coatings generate electricity on see-through glass and flexible plastics with colored tints popular to skyscraper glass. The technology 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 has unveiled the prototypes of the SolarWindow technology and demonstrated how it works. Each installation could help reduce carbon emissions qquivalent to 770 acres of forest, pointed out the engineers. In addition, it is the industry’s fastest published financial payback of less than one year as validated by a team of independent engineers and at the University of North Carolina Charlotte Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (UNCC-EPIC).
“Our latest goal is to augment installation of SolarWindow™ products in the new construction market with retrofits for existing buildings,” said John A. Conklin, President and CEO of SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. “Since commercial buildings account for 35% of all electricity consumed, this market opportunity is especially significant for all of our stakeholders. We want to constantly push the boundaries with our liquid, electricity-generating coatings.”