“The window is innovative because it uses solar cells that allow the solar energy be part of the next generation of building design,” said CEO of the company.
This year the company won prestigious GE Ecomagination Challenge promoted by GE, which recognizes green power that promotes greater innovation. This year was won by Pythagoras Solar that beat nearly 5,000 participants to win the $100,000 prize. The Israeli company created a unique solar window, which is the first transparent photovoltaic glass unit (PVGU).
“The window is innovative because it uses solar cells that allow the solar energy part of the next generation of building design,” said CEO of Pythagoras Solar, Gonen Fink. “This will produce benefits, such as power generation and reduce the building’s energy needs,” he said.
He also clarified that the product can be adapted to existing buildings. “Retrofitting an office building with the windows you can amortize the investment in five years. It is also aesthetic, which makes the whole concept more attractive to architects, “Fink explained. Pythagoras founded four and a half years as its CEO “the solar cell market is maturing.”
“I think people underestimate the revolution taking place in the construction industry. There will be other companies in this market, but while many companies are devising ways to reduce energy consumption, this only solves part of the equation, “Fink remark exemplifies the innovation and technology that promises your company.
But it remains true that the issue of energy efficiency in commercial buildings throughout the world is becoming increasingly important, with more stringent legislation in many countries, aimed at reducing energy consumption. “The construction industry now has a greater understanding of the needs and progress has been enormous in recent years,” said Fink.
The photovoltaic windows have been tested successfully last year in a series of pilot projects in commercial buildings in Israel and the U.S.. “We have taken existing buildings and proven to work. Then we went to the next stage, which is the commercial facility and expanding our manufacturing capacity,” said a member of Pythagoras. As we continue to develop Fink, architects are particularly excited about the new option offered by the product.