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AGC Inc. and Ubiquitous Energy join hands to develop transparent and neutral solar coating to create windows that produce electricity

Source: LandGlass  Attention: 42  Published: 2018-08-13

AGC Inc. is the world’s leading producer of flat glass, while Ubiquitous Energy is the leader in transparent solar technology. Both companies have entered into a strategic development agreement to jointly develop Ubiquitous Energy’s transparent and neutral solar coating to create windows that produce electricity.

Ubiquitous Energy’s transparent solar coating, ClearView PowerTM, selectively absorbs and converts non-visible light (ultraviolet and infrared) to electricity while transmitting visible light. Apart from generating electricity by blocking infrared light that is commonly known as solar heat, it also doubles as a solar control coating. The transparent solar coating can be applied to vertical surfaces of buildings, turning traditional windows into highly energy efficient and electricity generation windows.  

Applied directly to glass using standard glass coating equipment, ClearView Power™ is a highly transparent, color neutral coating. The use of standard thin film coating equipment will enable the leverage of more than 8 billion square meters of annual global glass production capacity per year. This novel and patented technology will provide a truly transparent energy harvesting solution, enabling zero net energy buildings.