They are developing a thin film that you can retrofit to just about any window. The film can then be used to reflect the heat from sunlight back outside, reducing energy consumption and cooling costs.
The company is called US E-Chromic and they conduct their research at the National Renewable Energy Lab out in Golden. Inside, a scientist tests different pieces of glass with the film to find the perfect recipe for a coating that is both transparent and reflective.
Once the film is applied to a window, the homeowner will be able to control when it is transparent and when it is reflective.
"Our differentiating factor is that we reflect when activated, and therefore, we can put onto a thin film," Loren Burnett, CEO and founder of US E-Chromic said. "Our technology and our product can be easily applied from inside an office or a home to existing windows."
Burnett says, because the product is so adaptable, he believes it will reduce costs for homeowners.
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