New Energy Technologies has reached the next development stage of a process for spraying solar cells and their related components onto glass. This product is still awaiting patent and is in the early stages, yet if successful, is expected to make significant changes to the BIPV market.
“The ability to spray solar coatings directly onto glass follows on the heels of our recent breakthrough which replaced visibility-blocking metal with environmentally-friendly see-thru compounds, and marks an important advance in the development of our see-thru glass windows capable of generating electricity,” announced Meetesh V. Patel, president and CEO of New Energy Technologies.
“In commercial terms, this new spray technology could translate into important manufacturing advantages for our SolarWindow, including significant cost-savings, high-speed production, and room-temperature deposition–common barriers to commercial success for innovative solar technologies.”
Once scaled-up, fully developed, and in possession of a patent, this product will be produced for use in commercial production. The company’s researchers anticipate that the ability to spray solar coatings directly onto its SolarWindow, also currently under development, could potentially provide significant commercial production advantages over thin films.