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By A.J. Roan
Metal Tech News 

Windows get PV treatment to save energy

NREL fine-tunes optimum energy band for thermochromic windows Metal Tech News – February 15, 2023


Last updated 2/17/2023 at 8:12am

Downtown Denver features tons of buildings with most surface area being windows.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Dennis Schroeder

Downtown Denver features many buildings with glass facades. Researchers from NREL say retrofitting windows in such buildings with thermochromic ones can improve energy efficiency across all climate zones in the United States.

Aiming to improve energy efficiency to any degree, the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has found that perovskite materials – the very same active component that has been implemented in some of the most efficient solar panels on the market – can be applied to windows to decrease energy costs.

According to the NREL, using thermochromic windows or dynamic windows in...

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