COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SolarWindow™ Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB:NENE; SOLW - Pending), developer of see-through electricity-generating coatings for glass, confirmed encouraging test results from efforts to meet or exceed warranty periods for commercial-grade window products. As a result of favorable degradation and stability outcomes, the Company will direct resources to accelerate important durability and product-lifecycle testing efforts, effective immediately.
SolarWindow™ products, under development, include rapid-payback electricity-generating windows for installation on the estimated 85 million tall towers and detached homes in the United States.
According to latest power and financial modeling, SolarWindow™ systems boast the industry’s fastest known financial return, and could achieve payback within one year. To produce the equivalent amount of power with conventional solar systems would require at least 5-11 years for payback and at least 10-12 acres of valuable urban land.
“Our SolarWindow™ products are being developed to performance standards which give real estate developers, engineers, architects, building designers, and future customers plenty of financial incentive. Of course, we also want to instill the confidence that comes with industry-duration warranties,” explained Mr. John A. Conklin, President and CEO of SolarWindow™ Technologies, Inc.
SolarWindow™ devices have been undergoing testing of their durability in an effort to meet or exceed warranty periods for commercial-grade insulated glass units (IGUs) installed on tall towers. Durability determines product-lifecycle, an important feature to the commercial adoption of SolarWindow™ products for generating electricity on glass windows.
Among tests conducted by researchers have been measurements to evaluate the durability, degradation, and performance of SolarWindow™ coatings. These liquid coatings are organic and generate electricity while remaining see-through. Researchers validated the electromechanical stability and performance of these coatings.
Additional tests were conducted to include packaging; a series of technical processes being developed by the Company for applying special sealants to SolarWindow™ devices.
These tests measured factors related to durability, reliability, degradation, integrity and performance of seals. These special seals are applied along areas where moisture or weather elements could potentially create wear and tear. Moisture can cause erosion, an especially important factor to the lifecycle of window products.
“I’m pleased that durability tests of SolarWindow™ coatings and their associated sealants have generated a level of performance we believe is essential to commercial warranty standard. Our next important steps will address efficiency, lifetime and cost for future product commercialization,” concluded Mr. Conklin.
About SolarWindow Technologies, Inc.
SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. is a developer of next generation electricity-generating SolarWindow™ coatings.
SolarWindow™ coatings generate electricity on see-through glass and flexible plastics with colored tints popular to skyscraper glass. Unlike conventional systems, SolarWindow™ can be applied to all four sides of tall towers, generating electricity using natural and artificial light conditions and even shaded areas. SolarWindow™ uses organic materials, which are dissolved into liquid, ideal for low-cost high-output manufacturing; and is the subject of a patent pending technology.
Through established relationships with universities, research institutions, and commercial partners, we strive to identify technologies and business opportunities on the leading edge of renewable energy innovation. Unique to our business model is the use of established research infrastructure owned by the various institutions we deal with, saving us significant capital which would otherwise be required for such costs as land and building acquisition, equipment and capital equipment purchases, and other start-up expenses. As a result, we are able to benefit from leading edge research while employing significantly less capital than conventional organizations.
The Company’s Proprietary Power Production & Financial Model (Power & Financial Model) uses photovoltaic (PV) modeling calculations that are consistent with renewable energy practitioner standards for assessing, evaluating and estimating renewable energy for a PV project. The Power & Financial Model estimator takes into consideration building geographic location, solar radiation for flat-plate collectors (SolarWindow™ irradiance is derated to account for 3600 building orientation and vertical installation), climate zone energy use and generalized skyscraper building characteristics when estimating PV power and energy production, and carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalents. Actual power, energy production and CO2 equivalents modeled may vary based upon building-to-building situational characteristics and varying installation methodologies.
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