The event was attended by the Redwood City council, representatives of state and federal political leaders, company partners, building developers and designers, among others.
“We are thrilled to open our first transparent solar window production line. This is an important milestone as we continue quickly marching towards getting transparent solar windows out into the commercial market and installed into buildings,” said CEO Keith Wilson. Transparent solar windows that will be fabricated from the prototype production line will be used in pilot installation projects that will start within the next coming months and year.
Applied directly to glass using standard glass coating equipment, ClearView Power™ is a highly transparent, color neutral coating. ClearView Power™ selectively absorbs and converts non-visible light (ultraviolet and infrared) to electricity while maintaining visible transparency. Additionally, ClearView Power™ doubles as a solar control low-E coating in addition to its electricity generation by blocking infrared light that is commonly known as solar heat. The transparent solar coating can be applied to vertical surfaces of buildings turning traditional windows into aesthetically pleasing, highly energy efficient, and electricity generating windows that are desired by architects, designers, and occupants.