SolarWindow Technologies, Inc., a firm based in Columbia, Maryland, recently saw its transparent electricity-generating glass successfully processed at a commercial window fabricator.
Layered with SolarWindow™ electricity-generating liquid coatings, glass modules were subjected to the extremely high heat and pressure of autoclave equipment located at the fabricator’s facility. Subsequent performance testing confirmed that the modules continued to produce power, paving the way for deployment of the company’s electricity-generating windows.
When outfitted with these windows skyscrapers could potentially become clean power generators. According to SolarWindow, a single SolarWindow™ installation on a 50-story building may be capable of reducing electricity costs by as much as 50% per year.
“I traveled to a custom window fabrication plant on the west coast and personally oversaw senior production staff assemble and position our SolarWindow™ modules inside the autoclave, close the door, and initiate the pump-down cycle,” stated John A. Conklin, President and CEO of SolarWindow Technologies, Inc.
“Hours later, I witnessed first-hand the moment that our SolarWindow™ coatings and modules emerged unscathed, withstanding the extremely high-pressure and temperature inside. I knew immediately that this was a defining moment for SolarWindow.”