BOSTON, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
The new IDTechEx Research report, Electrically Active Smart Glass and Windows 2018-2028 observes that electrically active see-through glass is an idea whose time has come. It powers the megatrend of structural electronics instead of the tired old components-in-a-box designs and saves space, weight and cost makes buildings far more efficient and pleasant to use. Such smart glass will even facilitate the megatrend to energy independent vehicles by creating electricity from the ever larger windows of land, water and air vehicles and providing privacy, energy conservation and sun protection on demand.
Electrically Active Smart Glass and Windows 2018-2028 primarily concerns the commercialisation and future of electrically active inorganic glass we call smart glass. That includes putting it in context with passive glass optically responding to heat and light and transparent electrically active polymers in windows and combinations as well.
This report, researched globally by PhD level multilingual analysts, is intended to be of use to developers and those intending to manufacture, sell or use such material and the devices such as windows and systems incorporating it. With many original infographics, tables and images, IDTechEx presents both the technology and the markets in an easily absorbed manner. It uses facts-based analysis to create roadmaps, forecasts and insights. The primary coverage is transparent photovoltaics producing electricity; electronic shades using electrically activated liquid crystals, suspended particle devices and electrochromics and thirdly structural OLED lighting, however many other options are also covered.
The report gives ten year forecasts for the various technologies comprising a market of around $6.5 billion in 2028 and a lot more thereafter. It explains why this is mainly concerned with new buildings and new vehicles, with some opportunity for premium pricing, and different potential for different functions.
The main characteristics of active smart glass are that it involves an electrical interface and is controlled manually by the user or automatically with a sensor, remote control device or integrated building control system. It is commercialized in various ways, particularly in architectural, automotive, aerospace and marine applications.
The report Electrically Active Smart Glass and Windows 2018-2028 explains why greatest adoption today is for shading and these versions are mainly electrochromic but the largest sector in 2028 will be photovoltaics.
For more see http://www.IDTechEx.com/glass.
Marketing Manager, Reports