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Smart Energy Glass
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A window that can switch between three modes: : a dark, a privacy and a bright mode.

Detailed Description:
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.

Known drawbacks of design:
-

Website:
http://www.peerplus.nl/default/index/index/language/2

Designed in:
2012

Status of realization:
In production

Challenge(s):
Energy, Environment

Region of use:
Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America

Form/Impact/Context

Form
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

Impact
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%

Context
- 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.

Business

Is the design protected by patent or ip registration?
Patent

How has the development of the design been financed hereunto?
Company development costs

Is there a plan for future investments?
Not known

Is there in-house competencies to secure market roll out of the design, with regards to investment, distribution, sales, etc.?
Yes

Credits

Designed by:
Andy Cumming , Casper van Oosten and Teun Wagenaar

Title/Role:
Industrial designers

Professional status of designer:
Active

Nationality:
Netherlands

City/Country of residence:
Netherlands

Name of company:
Peer+