20 Dec Smart windows are becoming a reality
New smart glass and window products are coming to market, see the video, that make use of multiple data sources including coordinates, weather patterns, the position of the sun and window size and placement to create an improved, personalized experience for building and home occupants. Looks like a potential disruptor for the window coverings and blinds category.
And here is an article about new advances in silicon nanoparticles that can efficiently capture solar energy as it passes through glass. Called photovoltaic windows, these will make buildings a renewable energy source without adding bulky, unattractive solar structures to the façade.