Pythagoras Solar’s Photovoltaic Glass Units (PVGU), or solar windows, provide significant and simultaneous benefits, including energy efficiency, optimized daylighting, and high density solar power generation in a standard double-pane window form factor. This technology will be contributing in advanced building energy technologies and services for the new “living laboratory” of the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems.
Pythagoras Solar, provider of the industry’s first solar window to simultaneously deliver energy efficiency, high power density and optimized daylighting, today announced its participation and contribution of solar window technology to the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) Building Technology Showcase, a first-of-its-kind research and demonstration building for sustainable technologies in the City of Boston’s Innovation District. Pythagoras Solar is one of the more than 35 partners contributing a combined total of USD 2.7 million in advanced building energy technologies and services for the new “living laboratory.”
“We are delighted to incorporate Pythagoras Solar’s innovative solar window technology into our facility,” said Fraunhofer CSE Building Energy Efficiency Group Leader Kurt Roth. “Building-integrated solar PV is an important technology for commercial construction, and we’re excited to enter into a partnership with Pythagoras to benefit from and help refine the technology’s energy production potential as well as impacts on lighting, heating, and cooling.”
“Pythagoras Solar is excited to contribute its technology to the Fraunhofer CSE Showcase to help raise awareness for sustainable innovations and in particular solar window technology,” said Udi Paret, VP Marketing and Business Development, Pythagoras Solar. “We are proud to have our technology demonstrated alongside industry leaders, such as Guardian Industries. Together, we can show that products that truly stand to change the way buildings are built are available today. Forward thinking building developers and architects can now see our solar windows in action firsthand and better understand how they can turn façades into energy generating assets.”
Pythagoras Solar’s Photovoltaic Glass Units (PVGU), or solar windows, provide significant and simultaneous benefits, including energy efficiency, optimized daylighting, and high density solar power generation in a standard double-pane window form factor. This PVGU is easy-to-install, designed to meet advanced building codes and standards, can be optimized for a variety of uses and offers attractive economics with a typical ROI of 3-5 years. The first products are designed for curtain wall and skylight applications. Currently, Pythagoras Solar is shipping products for commercial projects and starting to deliver on a full pipeline of projects across the United States.
“In addition to making the Building Technology Showcase the premier research and demonstration laboratory for clean energy technologies, we are committed to making the building a venue where everyone – from seasoned architects and construction executives to students still deciding their future career paths – can visualize the performance and potential of the technologies incorporated into the building,” said Nolan Browne, Managing Director of Fraunhofer CSE. “Our goal is to present the information in innovative ways that engage visitors and create demand for these energy-saving systems and sustainable products in the market.”