Ubiquitous Energy is thrilled to highlight a variety of its installation projects around the world-a major company commercialization milestone. In its mission to seamlessly integrate solar technology into everyday products, Ubiquitous Energy has moved one step closer to a world where every surface can generate electricity without compromising appearance. Ubiquitous Energy remains committed to innovative engineering, enabling windows that harvest solar energy to produce electricity while maintaining traditional window aesthetics and performance. Transparent solar window installations like those highlighted here offset a building’s electricity consumption and lead to a more sustainable future.
Installation at Ubiquitous Energy HQ
Redwood City, CA
Ubiquitous Energy installed the world’s first truly transparent solar window façade at its headquarters in Redwood City, CA. Replacing single-pane windows, UE integrated approximately 100 square feet of transparent solar windows as an exterior facing façade. While generating renewable energy, this installation maintains high transparency, color neutrality, and aesthetics of traditional low emissivity (low-E) windows. Electricity produced by the windows is used to power the LED overhead lighting in its adjacent room, all while maintaining the same look and performance as standard commercial window glass.
Installation at NSG Pilkington Facility
The NSG (Nippon Sheet Glass, Co. Ltd.) facility in Northwood, Ohio has installed Ubiquitous Energy’s transparent solar technology as windows in its front entry façade. The UE Power™ windows collect and transmit electricity, which is then transferred and stored in a battery. Northwood’s installation logs and monitors environmental conditions such as light exposure and temperature in addition to power generation, attributes that in the future can be used to inform how to best offset building energy consumption.
Installation at Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Ubiquitous Energy partnered with Michigan State University to install UE Power™ windows in front of the Biomedical and Physical Sciences building at the university. Because the building’s entry façade is all glass, our technology seamlessly integrates with the envelope keeping the aesthetic integrity of the building intact. The virtually invisible UE Power™ technology was installed in 100 square feet of glass above the entryway of the building generating enough energy to power the lighting in the building’s atrium lighting.
Installation at Boulder Commons
Ubiquitous Energy partnered with developer Morgan Creek Ventures to install UE Power™ windows in a newly constructed energy-efficient building in Boulder, Colorado. This building, Boulder Commons II located at 2530 Junction Place, is part of a series of energy-efficient commercial office buildings in Boulder from Morgan Creek Ventures. This unique installation also has an energy monitoring system that allows Ubiquitous Energy to remotely log performance data over time as well as an energy storage system that can be used to power various applications in the future.
Installation at NSG Chiba Facility
Ubiquitous Energy has partnered with ENEOS Holdings, Inc. (“ENEOS”) and Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (“NSG”) to feature Japan’s first installation of transparent solar panels for use on architectural windows. The transparent solar windows were developed and fabricated by Ubiquitous Energy, installed at NSG’s facility in Japan, with additional funding support provided by ENEOS. This installation monitors the power generation capabilities of the UE Power™ technology under Japan’s weather conditions and sun exposure. This installation will be tested from September 1, 2021, to August 31, 2022.
Installation at Angstrom
Ubiquitous Energy has partnered with Angstrom to complete this 10 unit south facing install in their new facility. The transparent solar windows were developed and fabricated by Ubiquitous Energy, along with standard Aluminum storefront framing that was used by Angstrom’s architect and supplier of their other windows. The installation has our UE monitoring system, power display indicator, and battery installed.
More installations to be announced soon.