Andersen Corp. and Ubiquitous Energy to Develop First Energy Generating Windows and Doors
The companies are working together to bring products to market that aim to revolutionize solar generation for residential and light commercial buildings and contribute to a healthier planet, say officials. The products will leverage Ubiquitous Energy’s UE Power technology, a transparent photovoltaic glass coating that harnesses solar power to generate electricity, while looking similar to traditional windows.
With this technology, the products the companies are jointly developing hope to bring renewable energy generation to windows and doors while providing a clear, natural experience that is similar to what is expected from traditional windows and doors.
A history of the partnership
The companies began their relationship with an investment from Andersen in Ubiquitous Energy’s Series B financing last year. Since then, Ubiquitous Energy has demonstrated significant progress, validating its large area coating equipment with the ability to uniformly coat floor-to-ceiling glass in addition to advancing its next-generation materials pipeline using artificial intelligence.
UE Power technology serves as a virtually invisible solar panel that adds renewable energy generation capability to window and door glass while maintaining visual aesthetics. Ubiquitous Energy is actively raising funding to accelerate commercialization efforts, including funding for a U.S.-based manufacturing facility that will supply the first transparent solar window and door units to Andersen and other partners and customers.
“By combining Andersen’s expertise in crafting innovative window and door products that deliver quality, design aesthetic and energy efficiency with the unique properties of UE Power technology, our vision is to develop products that go beyond energy efficiency to energy generation,” says Brandon Berg, senior vice president, research, development and innovation, Andersen Corp. “This is a powerful opportunity to leverage our industry leadership, product development expertise and manufacturing capabilities to help bring innovative new products to market that will improve the homeowner experience and make the world a better place.”
“We are excited to continue to deepen our relationship with Andersen to together create the first UE Power window and door products for residential and light commercial buildings. Our companies have a shared goal of changing the way the world uses solar power and positively impacting the environment in a big way without compromising aesthetics or function,” says Susan Stone, chief executive officer, Ubiquitous Energy.