Energy & Environment December 2021

UbiQD Installs Quantum Dot Solar Window Pilots in Commercial Buildings

UbiQD Inc., a New Mexico-based advanced materials company, has installed its electricity-generating windows in three commercial building sites. The buildings, which now feature quantum dot-tinted glass luminescent solar concentrator technology, include a Holiday Inn Express, UbiQD’s headquarters in Los Alamos, N.M., and a collaborative project at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo.

The insulating glass units can be installed in most existing frame constructions and were made with support from local window manufacturer, GlazTech Industries in Albuquerque, N.M., according to the company.

“We love working with the UbiQD team, it’s been fun to watch them advance this exciting new technology,” says GlazTech regional manager Dominic Otero.

UbiQD plans to accelerate the deployment of its quantum dot window technology in 2022. Additional window projects are planned in New Mexico, Colorado and Washington.

Briefly

The NSG Pilkington solar installation project, constructed by AEP OnSite Partners, is scheduled to be completed in Rossford, Ohio, by the end of 2021. It will supply about 2.5 million kWh’s of renewable energy annually, according to the company. By way of comparison, that is enough to power about 200 houses or offset about 50% of the electricity used at the site’s Automotive Advanced Assembly Facility.

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