NEW ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES WANT TO MAKE ELECTRICITY WITH EVERY WINDOW

Aug 30, 2015 by

DESIGNBOOM

all images courtesy of new energy technologies

 

 

 

 

american company, new energy technologies is developing electricity generating transparent windows and products for america’s 85 million detached homes and commercial buildings. their mission has been to create solar windows which produce impressive amounts of clean electricity, that benefit the environment and the building landscape. the team developed a coating capable of generating electricity on glass and flexible plastics that is processed uniformly in different color tints. these polymer organic photovoltaic arrays are clear and only capture UV rays which can be scaled up and have unparalleled manufacturablilty.

new-energy-solarwindow-designboom-02researchers view through electricity generating ‘solarwindow’

 

 

 

unlike traditional building applied photovoltaic systems, restricted to use in direct sunlight on very limited skyscraper rooftop space, their ‘solarwindow’ is designed to operate in sunlight, shaded conditions and artificial light on the many thousands of square feet of glass surfaces common to today’s high rise towers. the technology is the subject of forty two patent filings, and researchers are on the track to advance the project towards full scale production.

new-energy-solarwindow-designboom-03they are being developed in architecturally-neutral colors

 

 

new-energy-solarwindow-designboom-05they can tint in custom colors

 

new-energy-solarwindow-designboom-06the clear film only captures UV light

 

new-energy-solarwindow-designboom-08testing the film using artificial light

 

new-energy-solarwindow-designboom-09can be applied on traditional skyscraper windows

 

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