The company will be able to sell solar curtain wall technology after obtaining certification
Building material developer ClearVue Technologies has announced that its solar curtain wall technology has been certified in accordance with the AS/NZS 4284:2008 standard, meaning the company has the green light to sell its high-tech solar curtain wall in Australia and NZ.
To obtain the certification, ClearVue’s product was taken through a series of rigorous tests including wind and water pressure, structural integrity, air infiltration, water penetration and strength.
AS/NZS 4284:2008 is the mandatory minimum specification for glass curtain walls in Australia and NZ and serves as a mission-critical milestone that allows ClearVue to market its solar window curtain wall technology.
“The successful rigorous testing demonstrating compliance of the ClearVue curtain wall product against AS/NZS 4284:2008 for the Australian and NZ markets demonstrates the adaptability of ClearVue’s IGU and means ClearVue can now supply its curtain wall for use in all of its upcoming demonstration sites,” said Victor Rosenberg, executive chairman of ClearVue Technologies. “But, more importantly, ClearVue can now engage with customers in Australia and NZ for initial projects requiring a curtain wall solution – most modern mid to high-rise structures.”
Recently, ClearVue arranged two pilot projects that implement solar glass within a self-sustaining glass greenhouse, as well as permitting the solar PV technology to be used in a prototype micro-home, to be constructed by Mirreco.
Mirreco has developed an environmentally-friendly, carbon-negative industrial hemp material, which is used as panelling material to create eco-friendly homes or in larger structures for the commercial property market.
Under the terms of its agreement with Mirreco, ClearVue will become an exclusive supplier of solar window products, initially for small-scale housing units, or micro homes, created by Mirreco.
To be able to market its technology in the US and Europe, ClearVue has commenced testing to receive industrial certification in the US, which the company expects will take around six months.