EnergyGlass: Urban Vertical Solar Farms
EnergyGlass™ is a patented Optically Clear Vertical Building Photovoltaic Window System that produces continuous energy from sunlight, diffused, ambient light and ground reflectance and the only 100% FIELD of VISION in the world. The entire surface of the windows is clear – No grids, dots or lines! This proprietary inorganic nano technology and solar collector does not degrade from IR like typical solar cells do.
EnergyGlass reduces the deman on natural resouces and repurposes the use of existing infrastructure succeeding traditional solar farms. Please watch the short PechaKucha Miami presentation on Energy Glass by Roz Gatewood
What community does this idea benefit and who are the main players?
1. Local and state governments provide power solutions in growing urban areas.
2. Electric grids by reducing stress on over demand.
3. Long term residents cut down on energy expenses.
4. Developers earn LEED points towards their projects and unique selling points for their customers
How does your idea specifically help your community rapidly transition to renewables?
EnergyGlass turns static buildings into resilient-self generating, building integrated power plants Among many of the benefits include leveraging the cost of installing the structure's windows that also generate energy from solar, direct, and indirect light sources, thus saving infrastructure costs and space of building power generating facilities and grids to transport it.
What early, lightweight experiment can you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?
For testing and demonstration purposes, EnergyGlass can be easily installed in one window or free standing location with the knowledge of a local expert
What skills, input or guidance are you keen to connect with from the OpenIDEO community to help you build out or refine your idea further?
EnergyGlass is looking for builders, developers, and end users to validate the utility,efficiency, and effectiveness of the product.
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