SolarWindow adds architectural and manufacturing expertise for production of electricity-generating glass products
SolarWindow Technologies (Scottsdale, Arizona), developer of transparent liquid coatings that convert ordinary glass into electricity-generating windows, is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Devers and Paco Bono to its advisory board to advance process integration and the planned production of its electricity-generating glass products.
Bono is a second-generation glass manufacturing professional with extensive experience across North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Paul Devers is co-founder of Cawley Architects, a firm with over 500 high-value projects in their portfolio, including numerous award-winning Platinum, Gold, and Silver-LEED certified buildings.
“As a practicing architect since 1977, I’ve witnessed many building innovations over the years,” stated Devers. “SolarWindow transparent electricity-generating windows, however, could easily rank amongst the greatest advancements to come along in many decades. The launch of the SolarWindow technology alone could transform the entire building industry as we know it, which is why I am so excited to be part of the company.”
According to company modelling and independently-validated engineering estimates, a single SolarWindow installation on all four sides of a 50-story building, for example, could reduce electricity costs by as much as 50% per year.
SolarWindow is initially targeting the estimated 5.6 million commercial buildings in the U.S. market, which alone consume almost US$150bn in electricity annually.
Devers’ appointment follows the addition of Steve Horovitz, Bob Levine, and Gary Parmar to the board of directors. With approximately 5000 real estate professionals in 120 offices, Levine is co-founder of one of the fastest growing real estate companies in the world.
Paco Bono stated that “SolarWindow is a game changing technology and has the potential to completely revolutionise the glass industry.” Bono brings more than 20 years of international glass industry experience across all segments of the business, including solar, architectural and automotive glass. Presently, he is VP of international development at LandGlass Technology, a global leader in the production of glass tempering furnaces and tempered vacuum insulated glass.
Bono joins Tim Widner on the SolarWindow board of advisors, a 20-year glass industry professional who has overseen the production of 300 million square feet of tempered glass and more than 30 million insulated glass units. The company plans to continue expanding its roster of advisors, managers, and technical experts to advance towards the goal of manufacturing electricity-generating glass products.
Caption: Paul Devers (left) and Paco Bono from SolarWindow Technologies (photo: SolarWindow Technologies)