Smart Energy Glass
A window that can switch between three modes: : a dark, a privacy and a bright mode.
How can I control both the climate and the light intensity in a glass facade? And at the same time keep the energy demand low? Smart Energy Glass is able to control incident solar radiation and use the blocked light. The light is turned into electricity and used for switching the glass.
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Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America
Smart Energy Glass. Unique combination of energy saving and generation: - Energy saving - Energy generation - Decentralized energy - Elegant and invisible Technology integrates 4 disciplines: - Building integration - Window integration - Coating - Building control systems
Relevance in society. A product with many ‘soft’ benefits: Direct benefits: - Improves energy efficiency of buildings - Buildings become energy generators o Large surfaces available for generation Indirect benefits: - Creates a pleasant working environment o no ‘sick building syndrome’ - Natural lighting cycle in buildings o increases productivity with ~8%
- 70% of all electricity use is in buildings (Numbers for Western world, source: McKinsey Quarterly 2008) ? 40% of emitted gasses - Air-conditioning and lighting used very inefficiently, accounting for 30% of energy use in buildings. - Existing solutions for energy generation ugly and expensive.
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Andy Cumming , Casper van Oosten and Teun Wagenaar
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