NEXT Energy Tech's transparent solar coatings are the result of breakthrough organic photovoltaic materials that are printed in a high-speed, low-cost process. The printing technique is readily scalable for widespread use by large commercial window firms.
NEXT Energy's coatings provide an unmatched combination of transparency, efficiency, durability and cost. NEXT Energy Tech debuted its technology at Intersolar Europe 2016 in Munich, Germany and is currently in discussions with several window manufacturers about launching this technology into the market.
Emmett estimates that a building sheathed in NEXT-powered windows could produce a significant percent of its energy needs and ultimately enable zero net energy buildings. This would constitute a dramatic reversal, as buildings today consume over 40% of global energy.
"NEXT provides the compelling combination of exceptional aesthetics, cost-effectiveness and performance that can deliver real value to building owners and tenants alike," he said. "What's more, the windows look like conventional windows and can be provided in a range of color and light transmission options." To date NEXT has achieved over 10% efficient devices, has demonstrated feasibility of 30 year lifetimes, and expects to have initial product specifications ranges of 7-10% efficiency and 50%-10% visible light transmission.
"NEXT's product can contribute to a paradigm shift in the power-economics and climate impact of the built environment," said Andy Cohen, Co-CEO of global design firm Gensler and NEXT Board member. "This is what architects have been looking for - an elegant and cost effective solution to help architects meet Zero Net Energy and sustainability goals for the next generation of high performance buildings."
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