Next Energy Technologies, Inc. (NEXT) has developed low-cost, printable, transparent coatings that are seamlessly integrated into windows, allowing for the harvest/conversion of light energy for use as onsite renewable power. NEXT’s cutting-edge solar technology will enable widespread adoption by being the first building-integrated photovoltaic (PV) window to allow architects and building owners to transform windows and glass facades into energy-producing assets with unsurpassed aesthetics, performance and economics.
Dynamic glass for energy savings and human comfort.
NEXT’s cutting edge solar technology transforms windows into energy producing assets with unsurpassed aesthetics, performance, and economics. NEXT believes energy harvesting coatings will be a standard window component across many applications with the potential to transform the built environment and have a significant impact on the energy use and carbon footprint of buildings. Learn more by visiting their website at https://nextenergy.tech/.
HOW IN2 IS HELPING
NREL is working with NEXT to identify potential energy savings and generation in commercial buildings, as well as characterize balance of systems cost. In addition, NREL will both model and measure relevant window performance metrics with specific focus on understanding the interplay between solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) and solar energy conversion. This work will help NEXT by providing third-party validation of its window properties across different ambient conditions, as well as techno-economic analysis to identify the impacts of its product in different applications.