“Our mandate is to bring SolarWindow electricity-generating products to the $100 billion global skyscraper and commercial buildings market,” SolarWindow Technologies President and CEO John Conklin said.
To enable commercial production, SolarWindow first partnered with Triview Glass Industries, a glass fabrication plant, where its coatings can be applied to windows.
SolarWindow subsequently entered into a collaboration with Raynergy Tek, a chemicals developer, to ensure a steady supply of raw materials used in its coatings.
The alliance with nTact provides specialty-coatings machinery needed for use in a high-volume SolarWindow production line at the plant.
SolarWindow scientists and engineers will work with nTact to design, prototype, test, and manufacture machinery and equipment necessary for coating glass and flexible materials with the company’s transparent electricity-generating coatings, which will be used to create a manufacturing line, with the goal of implementing large-scale production of SolarWindow electricity-generating glass and flexible products.
“We plan to use the methodologies, processes, and technologies required for large-scale coating created at nTact that, upon completion, would be shipped to Triview for incorporation into the SolarWindow production line,” Conklin said.
Triview manufactures a wide variety of architectural and specialty glass products and has entered into a Process Integration and Production Agreement with SolarWindow for the fabrication of SolarWindow products.
Dallas-based nTact delivers equipment to Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies, with a focus on new technologies and emerging market applications. nTact is a global company with operations spanning the U.S., U.K., Germany, Japan, Korea, and China.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with SolarWindow Technologies in their exciting new technology and further engage in the market for electricity-generating glass. nTact’s specialized process equipment and expertise allows SolarWindow to achieve extremely important product development objectives by taking advantage of the skills and manufacturing equipment we have in-house,” said Greg Gibson, chief technology officer of nTact. “nTact prides itself on contributing to its partners’ success, and we’re delighted to support SolarWindow in the advancement of its innovative products.”
Targeting commercial buildings, which consume almost 40% of all the electricity in the United States, the company’s transparent electricity-generating windows could reduce energy costs by up to 50% and achieve a one-year financial payback for building owners, the industry’s fastest financial return, according to independently-validated power and financial modeling.