To address the marketplace for existing properties, especially the five million tall towers that consume almost 40% of the electricity generated in the US, SolarWindow envisions transparent flexible veneers that have an innovative “fastening system” on one side and a transparent electricity-generating coating on the other.
To convert an existing passive window into an electricity-generating active window with a SolarWindow veneer, installers would simply cut the veneers to size on location and attach the “fastening system” to existing glass. Then, using a proprietary interconnection system, the electricity generated can be routed into the building’s electrical system or connected directly to fixtures for use.
SolarWindow has already developed proprietary, patent-pending, electricity-generating liquid coatings being engineered to be applied to new glass during high-speed manufacturing using existing infrastructure and fabrication processes at room temperature and atmospheric pressure.
When newly manufactured glass is coated with SolarWindow electricity-generating liquids and fabricated into a window, it has the potential of turning entire buildings into vertical power generators, reducing electricity costs by up to 50% per year. SolarWindow can provide a one-year financial payback while producing 50 times greater energy than rooftop solar when modeled for a 50-story building, according to the company’s independently validated Power & Financial Model.
For the new construction market, SolarWindow is currently engaged in various initiatives and ongoing discussions with leading financial and industry participants for the integration and eventual commercialization of the SolarWindow coatings into the flat glass market, which is a $72 billion industry worldwide.