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ClearVue doubles area of solar PV glass panels

ASX-listed ClearVue Technologies has made a significant advancement with its unique glass window technology that is able to create energy from the sun.

The company this week confirmed that it has now increased the size of its insulated glass units for windows to an area covering 2.3 metres by 1.2 metres, 2.76 square metres in total, which is nearly double the size of the previous largest ClearVue solar glass panel manufactured.

The company said the larger size will significantly expand the sales opportunities for the ClearVue product range and should allow architects and façade engineers significant flexibility in design work for aesthetic purposes.

ClearVue’s proprietary transparent, energy-generating window glass technology redirects the sun’s ultraviolet radiation and infrared light to the edge of the window panel where photovoltaic, or “PV”, cells convert the energy into electricity while still allowing 70% of the visible light to pass through.

The company said that its new larger glass panel is similar in style to the earlier, smaller panels and is still triple-glazed, “low-e” glass, which offers excellent transparency, energy efficiency and acoustic benefits.

Management said this week that testing had produced a peak 52.3 Watts of power from the new glass panels under standard conditions.

New batches are now being readied for production, with ClearVue aiming to produce over 60 Watts from a single panel in upcoming prototypes.

Executive Chairman Victor Rosenberg said: “The new size fits the requirements that many architects require for a floor-to-ceiling visual effect with most high-rise floors in the 2.3 to 3m range. Where the floor height is at the higher end of that range a smaller lowlight or highlight panel can easily be deployed with this larger panel and ideally, this can be used to integrate the smart façade functionality such as automated ventilation that the company is exploring in conjunction with Arup as announced in July.”

“We are looking forward to commencing production of the next batch of large-format IGUs in the coming 6 to 8 weeks and then to updating the market on the test results, but more importantly we are looking to forward to being able to confirm commercial availability after that.”

 

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