ClearVue Technologies (ASX: CPV) has inked a 12-month Research Agreement with Edith Cowan University to explore a different approach to the company’s clear solar glass technology.
ECU will lead the theoretical and experimental investigation of micropatterned clear thin film solar cells, and the methods for their fabrication including outdoor experiments and full prototype characterisation in different weather conditions and for product scaling.
This new research project with ECU looks to expand on early research done a few years ago by ClearVue and ECU to explore development of a different approach to our clear solar glass – this technology breaks away from our existing technology to explore integration of solar PV media onto the glass surface itself instead of the incorporation of solar cells at the edge,” ClearVue Executive Chairman Victor Rosenberg said.
“Our hope is that this new approach can be used in combination with our existing technology, and the output from our other research programs, to improve overall output but also may be used stand-alone for specific application areas such as in automotive. The ClearVue and ECU teams are all looking forward to seeing the outcome of this commercially focused research project.”
The research will build upon ClearVue’s existing intellectual property in the area of all-inorganic micro-patterned clear thin film solar cells.
ECU’s services under the agreement are to be provided by Professor Kamal Alameh. The research project is anticipated to take approximately 12 months from the date of signing.
If the research project is successful, ClearVue will look to integrate this technology with its existing technology and products but also to offer it as a stand-alone solution for applications where the current technology and product may be difficult to easily apply – for example automotive windows and sunroofs.
Shares in ClearVue were up 0.5c to 30.5c in afternoon trade on Wednesday.