ClearVue Technologies has received a UL global safety certification to use on its triple-glazed integrated glass units up to 3.6 square metres in size, opening the door for key sales in the United States and other territories where the standard is used.
UL is a global independent company and world leader in product safety testing and certification.
ClearVue is an Australian company that uses advanced glass technology to preserve transparency to maintain building aesthetics whilst generating electricity from the sun.
Its glass technology redirects the sun’s ultraviolet radiation and infrared light to the edge of the window panel where photovoltaic, or “PV”, cells convert the energy into electricity whilst allowing 70 per cent of the visible light to pass through.
ClearVue says the latest UL approval builds on earlier testing to increase the size envelope of the ClearVue PV IGU to a maximum tested area of 3.6 square metres and all sizes below.
Panel testing so far has been constrained due to the size of available testing equipment, with previous approvals for smaller panels received in 2019.
The UL certification and our ability to apply the UL mark to the ClearVue IGU products provides peace of mind to architects, facade engineers, developers and building owners when specifying the ClearVue products into major building projects.
Earlier this month the Perth-based company signed a letter of intent to install its windows in a new office building in Atlanta, Georgia.
If the deal proceeds, it will involve installation of 250 square metres of ClearVue’s photovoltaic glazing at a new medical office and laboratory building, close to the centre of Atlanta.
In April, ClearVue announced it had teamed up with Nodis Corp for a project at the US Air Force Tyndall Base in Florida.
The project aims to combine ClearVue’s photovoltaic window technology and Nodis’ electronically controlled tinting to demonstrate energy savings, energy generation and sustainability to the US Air Force.
Last November, it secured a key US agreement for the manufacture, sale and marketing of products with leading American glazing and window installation company, Graboyes Commercial Window and Glass Solutions.
ClearVue has worked closely with leading experts from the Electron Science Research Institute, part of Edith Cowan University in Perth, to develop its technology.
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