Glazing systems that generate solar power developed by ClearVue Technologies are to be trialled in an evaluation by the US Air Force in the United States.
The Perth company has joined with US company Nordis in an evaluation underway at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida.
The companies have combined Nordis’ electronically controlled window tinting powered by ClearVue’s photovoltaic power generating window technology in a system that promises energy savings and energy generation.
The two companies hope to make a combined sale to the USAF should the trials at the USAF Civil Engineering Center be successful.
The companies have completed a Stage 1 demonstration at the air base, which linked several Nordis TruTint glass windows and a single ClearVue PV smart glass generating unit.
In November they began a Stage 2 trial which added four ClearVue units combined with Nordis’ TruTint window film.
The two companies have now entered into an agreement for potential commercial production, involving one of the companies supplying the other with components, or a joint venture which would produce a combined panel.
ClearVue solar PV windows are already manufactured in the United States by commercial glazing manufacturer and distributor Graboyes Commercial Windows and Glass Solutions.
Picture: ClearVue Technologies
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