The development of smart window technology will enable energy savings for domestic and commercial buildings
€181,418Total Project Costs
2 yrProject Duration
The project aims to design and test a novel flexible self-powered smart window technology. This technology being novel will have commercial development potential to enable energy savings in domestic and commercial buildings. Ireland's National Renewable Energy Action Plan includes aims to develop and apply technology for energy efficient buildings. The project develops a smart window technology workplan and prototype output that will initiate and accelerate the development and deployment in the Irish marketplace of a competitive smart window technology. The work programme outputs will be a prototype technology will grow Ireland's national capacity to access, develop and apply international class energy RD&D in the area of smart windows. The technology is based on a novel design based on a multilayer transparent system formed through combining carefully chosen responsive materials. The resulting system will be capable of automatically, self-powered, alteration of transmission, thereby acting as a self-powered smart window. The smart window is made using 'green' technology, based on sustainable and environmentally friendly materials and manufacturing processes creating a cost effective design. The resulting technology will be applied as a smart window technology and will be tested and optimised for application in Ireland.
Total Project Cost: €181,418
Funding Agency: SEAI
Year Funded: 2018
Lead Organisation: University College Dublin