SolarWindow scientists and engineers recently applied layers of the company’s liquid coatings on to Corning® Willow® Glass and laminated them under conditions that simulate the high pressure and temperatures of the manufacturing processes used by commercial glass and window producers. The result is a bendable glass 'veneer', as thin as a business card, which generates electricity.
SolarWindow anticipates installing these sheets of electricity-generating glass veneers over existing skyscraper windows, turning entire buildings into vertical power generators and helping reduce their carbon footprint. These same veneers could be applied to flat and curved surfaces on automobiles, trucks, buses, airplanes, and boats to generate onboard electrical power.
SolarWindow™ products are being developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement. The primary development goal of the CRADA is the commercialization of SolarWindow™ products.