August 20 (Renewables Now) - Over the past week, Australian smart building materials maker ClearVue Technologies Ltd (ASX:CPV) announced a couple of collaboration agreements in the US and Sweden for its solar technologies.
Last Wednesday, the company said it had signed a deal with AquaGen Infrastructure Systems Inc under which the US-based sustainable infrastructure specialist will integrate ClearVue’s proprietary clear glass photovoltaic (PV) technology into all of its planned microgrid-based resilient sustainable village developments.
“We have a number of projects in development, potentially representing a significant revenue source to ClearVue and providing ClearVue a clear foothold in the US urban sustainable infrastructure and agricultural marketplaces,” said Brian Braginton-Smith, AquaGen’s president.
The US firm’s projects are primarily located in the New England and mid-Atlantic area and it plans to expand quickly within the continental US.
Furthermore, today ClearVue unveiled a partnership in Scandinavia, as well. The company has entered into a collaboration agreement with Swedish micro-home developer Attefallshus AB that allows the latter to integrate ClearVue’s PV solar window products into its mini-homes and other construction projects in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.
Attefallshus is engaged in the development of very small homes that are typically no greater than 25 square metres (269 sq ft). Such micro homes have limited space for traditional rooftop solar PV arrays. The company is getting ready to introduce new micro-home designs at the end of the year.
“By deploying selfpowered glass modules that include automated blinds, electrochromic switchable glass, cameras, security systems, smart home systems etcetera, all at the window minimises the need for later fit-out and inclusion of these features that are more frequently being specified for this style of development,” explained Attefallshus CEO Niklas Madden.