SolarWindow Technologies has partnered with coating process knowledge and equipment manufacturer nTact for large scale manufacture of transparent electricity-generating windows.
With over 90 patents and trademark filings, the company’s electricity-generating window and flexible glass products, currently under development, target the estimated 5 million commercial buildings and tall towers in the United States and millions more worldwide.
SolarWindow Technologies President and CEO John Conklin said: “Our mandate is to bring SolarWindow electricity-generating products to the $100bn global skyscraper and commercial buildings market.”
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, announced today, 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.
Conklin said: “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.”
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 United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Korea, and China.
nTact chief technology officer Greg Gibson said: “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.
“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.
Source: Company Press Release