Accelerating Commercialization of Advanced Energy Efficient Windows
Clear, Energy Efficient Commercial Building Windows
In 2021, the project team refined another generation of 14" x 20" pilot prototype samples, doubling the renewable energy generation output compared to the previous generation of samples. The team also improved manufacturing materials and the window seal quality to address issues that were observed from the previous generation samples’ durability testing results. Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory installed these new prototype samples in a window façade at their facility and verified the improved renewable energy generation output from the samples. Additionally, the performance and durability of the new samples were tested for solar generation and energy efficiency by external certified laboratories, passing several standard industry window and solar tests. The project team is proceeding with product certification testing as a result of the project work showing promising results. In 2022, the team will conduct market feedback activities and develop the final report to conclude the project.
This project will scale Ubiquitous Energy's ClearView PowerTM technology to meet the size requirements and specifications needed for window production. ClearView PowerTM is a transparent solar coating that, when applied to glass, selectively absorbs and converts non-visible light to electricity while also blocking the infrared light that causes heat gains in buildings. As part of this project, Ubiquitous Energy will demonstrate that the solar coating application can be integrated into a standard glass manufacturing process.
The increased insulation and electric generation will lower the operation costs of commercial buildings in California.
Key Project Members
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory