Solarwindow’s Electricity Generating Bendable Glass Veneer is as Thin as a Business Card

By: | February 8th, 2017

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In 2015, SolarWindow made a big breakthrough by creating solar windows by treating their glass panels with a photovoltaic coating in a liquid form to instantly generate energy. This technology helped them generate 50 times more energy than conventional solar panels.

But now, SolarWindow has created a super thin, bendable glass veneer which is not only flexible but is also capable of generating clean energy. The sheets of glass veneers can be installed on not only existing skyscraper windows, but they can also be installed on the flat and curved surfaces on automobiles, airplanes, and boats to generate electricity.

SolarWindow created these glass veneers by applying layers of the company’s liquid coatings onto Corning Willow Glass. After that, they laminated the product by simulating the temperatures and high pressures that commercial producers utilize when they manufacture regular old stiff glass.

John Conklin, President and CEO of SolarWindow, said, “Along with our SolarWindow™ liquid coatings for rigid glass, we’re excited to expand our capabilities with brand new ways of generating clean electricity on almost any surface imaginable by using flexible Corning Willow Glass. As leaders in the sector, we’re setting out a clear vision for the future with this new, innovative technology.”

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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