The announcement is based on results of independent testing and certification of SolarWindow devices by the UD Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Device Performance Measurement Laboratory.
This 34% increase in power over previous SolarWindow performance records, announced by the company on May 8, 2014, represents a breakthrough for the company’s transparent electricity-generating glass, which when fabricated into windows, could turn entire buildings into vertical power generators.
Targeting the estimated 5.6 million US commercial buildings, which consume almost $150 billion in electricity annually, the company’s transparent electricity-generating windows could reduce energy costs by up to 50%, according to independently-validated company power and financial modeling.
The company estimates that the market for SolarWindow glass products for tall towers and skyscrapers represents a $100 billion opportunity.
“Achieving a 34% power boost from our new record-setting transparent electricity-generating glass is a major inflection point for our company and our collaborating partners,” said John Conklin, president and CEO of SolarWindow Technologies, Inc.
This record-setting advancement has been achieved with the support of Raynergy Tek, one of several recently-announced commercial collaborators working to enable high-volume production of SolarWindow electricity-generating windows. Raynergy Tek is a world leader in organic photovoltaics technology, based in Taiwan.
The company’s new high-performance SolarWindow device was fabricated through the efforts of Dr. Scott Hammond, the company’s principal scientist, in collaboration with NREL researchers through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), particularly Dr. Maikel van Hest, Dr. James Whitaker, Dr. Bertrand Tremolet de Villers, and Rosemary Bramante, MS.