SolarWindow announces collaboration with Raynergy Tek
SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. (Columbia, Maryland) has advanced collaboration with one of the world’s leading suppliers of organic photovoltaic materials, used by SolarWindow to coat ordinary glass and turn it into electricity-generating windows. The collaboration with Raynergy Tek supports the company’s pursuit of high-volume production, increased power output, and enhanced transparency of SolarWindow products for tall towers and skyscrapers.
These news follow a SolarWindow announcement regarding its process integration and production agreement with Triview Glass Industries LLC, an award-winning custom glass fabricator located in suburban Los Angeles.
Using its established manufacturing processes and production line, Triview will work to fabricate specific SolarWindow electricity-generating glass products at commercial scale by integrating SolarWindow coatings, methodologies and technologies. SolarWindow technologies are the subject of a wide-ranging intellectual property portfolio.
Targeting commercial buildings, which consume almost 40% of all the electricity in the United States, the company’s transparent electricity-generating windows could reduce energy costs by up to 50% and achieve a one-year financial payback for building owners, the industry’s fastest financial return, according to independently-validated power and financial modelling.
“Our clear priority is to bring SolarWindow electricity-generating products to a $100bn global market,” stated John Conklin, president and CEO of SolarWindow Technologies. “This collaboration with Raynergy moves SolarWindow closer towards our goal of commercial sales and production, while ensuring a reliable supply of high-performance organic materials and preferred pricing necessary for the production of our electricity-generating glass.”
“We see a viable and wide-open market for electricity-generating glass, and a strong pathway to commercialisation for SolarWindow,” stated Dr. Phoebe Tan, CEO of Raynergy Tek. “Raynergy prides itself on contributing to its partners’ success, and we’re pleased to support SolarWindow in the advancement of its innovative products.”
The company is working to fabricate specific SolarWindow electricity-generating glass products by integrating its coating processes, methodologies and technologies into established manufacturing processes at Triview, using specialised materials provided by Raynergy. Raynergy Tek is a world leader in organic photovoltaics (OPV) technology, headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, and backed by several Taiwan public listed companies. Raynergy focuses on specialty chemical for solution processable OPV technology; specifically Raynergy has demonstrated kilogram scale of specialised polymer production.
Caption: SolarWindow and Raynergy collaborate to pursue the high-volume production of electricity-generating windows (photo: Raynergy Tek)