Peer reviewed paper concludes clear vision solar glass delivers consistent energy generation performance and significant energy offset in a first-ever long-term study.

ClearVue PV Solar Greenhouse opening at Murdoch University, Perth on the 19th April 2021

10 August 2023 – Perth, Australia – Today, ClearVue Technologies Limited (ClearVue – ASX: CPV | OTC: CVUEF) announced results from a first-of-its-kind longitudinal study of clear solar glazing installed on a vertical building façade and inclined rooftop. The first-generation ClearVue solar glazing has been installed at the Murdoch University research and development facility in Perth, Australia since April 2021 [Video]. Over more than two years solar energy harvesting data has been captured and has now been reported in a peer-reviewed paper published in MDPI’s Technologies journal.

“Solar glazing solutions have been talked about for years, yet until now, commercially available clear vision solar glass designed for commercial building façades has not been put to the test in a real-world environment for extended study. The only long-term installation of its kind has shown that solar energy harvesting with ClearVue solar glazing solutions is not only feasible on vertical surfaces, but effective throughout all seasons. Each installation is unique, so results will vary depending on how demanding energy use is for any given building, and where and how the solar glazing is installed on a building,” explains Clifton Smyth, Chief Business Development Officer, ClearVue.

The most significant conclusions from the two-year study include consistent energy generation and significant offset of facility energy consumption. These outcomes were achieved due to the combined patented technological advancements engineered into ClearVue’s solar vision glass solutions which include advanced fluorescent particle technologies. The transparent interlayer is enhanced with nano and micro particles that spread the solar energy that hits the glass surface toward the optimally positioned solar cells along the perimeter of the insulated glass units (IGUs). This allows capture of solar energy even when the sun is not directly shining on the ClearVue IGU. The installation of ClearVue solar glazing across the building’s vertical walls and inclined rooftop further supported the notable performance.

No other solar glazing solution has been available long enough to have a study of this scale or length completed. The most significant consequence of this installation and demonstration is what has been learned from over two years of data. These learnings have led to important advancements in the second-generation ClearVue solar glazing and the addition of solar spandrel solutions.

Read more about the ClearVue second-generation advancements.

Read the full peer-reviewed paper published in MDPI Technologies journal.