The prospect of generating electricity on commercial buildings, which consume nearly 40% of all electricity generated in the US, is made possible when transparent SolarWindow™ electricity-generating liquid coatings are applied to glass surfaces.
As the company’s select regional fabricator in North America, Triview Glass will work to fabricate specific SolarWindow™ electricity-generating glass products at commercial scale by integrating SolarWindow™ technologies into its manufacturing processes.
Commercial buildings are ideal customers for electricity-generating windows, which could reduce electricity demand by 30%-50% and provide a one-year financial payback, according to independently-validated engineering modeling for a 50-story building.
I’m proud that we are the fabricator for this innovative electricity-generating glass technology by SolarWindow, stated Alex Kastaniuk, President, CEO and Founder of Triview Glass Industries, LLC. It’s especially rewarding to apply my 52 years of specialty glass experience to the fabrication of this brand-new innovation.
We’ve 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, explained SolarWindow President and CEO, John A. Conklin.
Recently, the company achieved an important fabrication step leading to today’s announcement. SolarWindow™ electricity-generating coatings were successfully processed through the rigorous autoclave system for window glass lamination at Triview.
Layered with SolarWindow™ coatings, glass modules were subjected to the extremely high heat and pressure of autoclave equipment located at Triview. Despite the harsh conditions, subsequent performance testing confirmed that SolarWindow™ modules continued to produce electricity, paving the way for today’s announcement and eventual deployment of the company’s electricity-generating glass products.