SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pythagoras Solar, provider of "powered by Pythagoras" solar windows, announced today that its photovoltaic glass unit (PVGU) has been tested to the UL 1703 standard by Intertek and has successfully gained ETL certification. Pythagoras Solar's PVGU is the industry's first solar window to simultaneously provide energy efficiency, high solar power density and optimized daylighting.
"The validation of our PVGU from an accredited laboratory, according to the UL 1703 standard, is a testament to the product's long-term performance and safety," said Udi Paret, VP Marketing and Business Development, Pythagoras Solar. "By achieving this important milestone, Pythagoras Solar is gaining a competitive advantage and demonstrating the ability for the PVGU to reach its full market potential."
The ETL certification to the industry leading UL 1703 standard provides building owners and developers an easier path to achieving building code compliance and to deploying the PVGU on a mass scale. Pythagoras Solar's PVGU is brought to the North American market in collaboration with Guardian Industries, which provides a final assembly and testing in its Webster, Massachusetts factory, ensuring further confidence in the safety and quality of the PVGU and in compliance with national standards.
To see the Guardian SunGuard PVGU, powered by Pythagoras first hand, please visit booth #1073 at GlassBuild America in Las Vegas, NV from September 12 – 14, 2012.
About Pythagoras Solar
Founded in 2007, Pythagoras Solar is uniquely positioned at the intersection of energy efficient building materials and photovoltaics, having been selected as a winner of the 2011 GE Ecomagination Challenge. The company provides building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) products that enable the architecture, engineering and construction sectors to design buildings with increased energy efficiency, renewable power generation and appealing aesthetics, thereby increasing real estate value. Pythagoras Solar will advance distributed power generation, help achieve Net Zero Energy Buildings and have a lasting impact on green building and urban planning. Pythagoras Solar is a privately held company with operations in the United States, Israel and China. More information: www.pythagoras-solar.com / Nandita Geerdink- firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE Pythagoras Solar