Merck Buys Peer+ for Smart Window Glass-LCD Tech Combo

Electrochromic glass -- glass that can tint, dim or reflect light based on sunlight level or electronic control -- have been the energy-saving window material of the future for years now.

So far, however, the technology has only had small-scale uptake, with factors such as cost, complexity of installation, and uncertain measures of return on investment rendering it a hard sell.In the meantime, startups such as View (formerly Soladigm) have collected hundreds of millions of dollars in investment, along with a series of strategic partnerships with big window and glass makers like U.S. giant Guardian Industries and France’s Saint-Gobain, which bought startup Sage in 2012.Read more: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Merck-Buys-Peer-for-Smart-Window-Glass-LCD-Tech-Combo Electrochromic glass -- glass that can tint, dim or reflect light based on sunlight level or electronic control -- have been the energy-saving window material of the future for years now.  So far, however, the technology has only had small-scale uptake, with factors such as cost, complexity of installation, and uncertain measures of return on investment rendering it a hard sell.

In the meantime, startups such as View (formerly Soladigm) have collected hundreds of millions of dollars in investment, along with a series of strategic partnerships with big window and glass makers like U.S. giant Guardian Industries and France’s Saint-Gobain, which bought startup Sage in 2012.

Read more: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Merck-Buys-Peer-for-Smart-Window-Glass-LCD-Tech-Combo

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