US-based SolarWindow Technologies has signed an agreement with Triview Glass Industries for the production of commercial-scale, electricity-generating glass coatings.
Commercial buildings in the US currently consume around 40% of electricity generated in the country. This volume of consumption could be reduced by applying transparent SolarWindow electricity-generating liquid coatings to glass surfaces.
An independently-validated engineering model for a 50-storey building revealed potential energy demand reductions by 30%-50%.
SolarWindow president and CEO John Conklin said: “We have long awaited the opportunity to integrate SolarWindow technologies into commercial-scale production, and I believe that our agreement with Triview puts us well on that path.”
The company previously applied its electricity-generating coatings to Triview's autoclave system for window glass lamination at a facility in the US.
During the process, glass modules layered with SolarWindow coatings faced extremely high temperatures and pressures.
Tests conducted confirmed the coating’s ability to withstand these harsh conditions.
Image: Glass Tempering Furnace at Triview Glass Industries, producing tempered and heat-strengthened glass. Photo: courtesy of SolarWindow Technologies.