Pythagoras Solar is planning to commercialize its PV glass unit (PVGU) technology, which combines energy efficiency with solar power generation in a solar window. PVGU products will be available for curtain walls, skylights and windows during the second half of this year.
“Our new PVGU technology finally bridges the gap between energy efficiency and energy generation — enabling the architecture, engineering and construction sectors to accelerate the deployment of cost-effective distributed power generation and to advance aesthetically pleasing net zero energy buildings,” said Gonen Fink, cofounder and CEO, Pythagoras Solar. “Our partners across the value chain are responding very positively to the combination of economic, environmental and aesthetic benefits.”
In addition to the commercial offering of its PVGU technology, Pythagoras has also announced its partnerships with Arkema, China Sunergy and Flextronics to help the company scale its operations in preparation for commercial production and distribution.
“We are very excited to partner with Pythagoras Solar on the production of the company’s revolutionary PVGU products. Our early involvement in the design process will not only help the team to optimize the product in the early stages of development, it will also help to leverage Flextronics’ scalable and repeatable manufacturing process,” said E.C. Sykes, president of Flextronics Industrial. “We are always happy to provide our industry leading clean tech solutions and services to companies such as Pythagoras Solar that enable green applications which meet the high quality requirements of the solar industry and are aesthetically pleasing.”