on the Move
Discover the advantages of Wysips® Glass for windows in the transportation industry.
A Market Multiplied by 10
In the next twenty years,
the smart glass industry will “explode,”
says the latest report by Navigant Research Institute.
Safety and Design
The market will increase for both building and transport, from $88 million per year today to $899 million by 2022.
This exponential growth will result from three factors: design trends, development priorities, and regulations on energy performance.
Smart windows in transportation will develop primarily towards improving passenger safety and comfort, according to a study by NanoMarkets. The other major concern is design. Wysips® Glass meets both these needs. In fact, making the window a source of renewable energy that is independent of the vehicle’s power system means the windows, as well as other nearby devices, are always charged and always available.
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Wysips Glass to Power Aircraft Windows
Wysips® Glass enables parts manufacturers and glass designers in transportation to offer their clients several advantages in terms of costs and features.
The solar energy generated by the window assures maximum battery life, compensating for discharge when the vehicle is turned off.
Savings Costs and Maintenance
The features and devices powered by a Wysips® Glass window do away with the need for electrical or networking cables, greatly facilitating their installation and maintenance. They remain operational even when the vehicle is turned off, without consuming any additional fuel.
Reliable Features and Passenger Comfort
Wysips® Glass means the window can continue to power the features and devices, such as pre-start air conditionning, even when the vehicle is turned off.
Cutting-edge Wysips® Glass technology can turn any kind of glass surface into a solar panel. Windows in cars, planes, and trains can now generate enough electricity to power their new features as well as other devices nearby.
Windows, skylights, and aircraft or boat windows have opened and closed electronically for years. The latest windows can automatically darken depending on the sunlight, windshields can detect rain and luminosity, and integrate displays, lighting, and communication (radio antennas, radar, lidar, etc) systems. All these new features, however, require more energy.
With our revolutionary Wysips® Glass technology, windows can now generate and manage the electricity these new features need.
By incorporating our transparent photovoltaic technology, windows are able to continually derive their energy from a solar or artificial light source. They can even provide renewable energy for these integrated features as well as additional devices that can be ‘plugged into’ the windows.
Wysips® Glass gives new added value to smart glazing in three main segments of the transportation market:
- Dynamic Electric Dimming Windows with electropolarizing, electrochromic or liquid crystal technologies: sunroofs, aircraft windows, side windows (for buses, trains, tramways), sun visors in automobiles.
- Smart Dashboard screens such as touchscreens.
- Multifunction smart windows that are also displays. This market is just beginning and has great potential.
- Advantages of Wysips® Glass Windows
VersatileThanks to Wysips® Glass technology, all the features that need energy can be plugged into the glass without affecting transparency.
Sustainable Using renewable photovoltaic electricity with Wysips® Glass, the transportation sector can develop new, energy-consuming functions without increasing the demand for fossil fuels.
Wysips® Glass Technology
Wysips® Glass technology currently produces a transparent photovoltaic component with a yield of 30 to 40 W/m² and 70-90% transparency in the visible spectrum. These components are then integrated into the glazing, using different processes such as lamination, depending on the product’s end use. Our technology can be integrated into any kind of window used in transportation: tempered, laminated, or polycarbonate glazing. Wysips® Glass is LiFi compatible (transmission of data by modulating the optical signal) in its Wysips® Crystal version.
Projects Under Way
Starting in 2014, Wysips® Glass components will have a yield of 50-60 Watt/m² and will evolve to meet the needs of curved glass surfaces. Energia, a product from Vision Systems, is the first electronic dimming aircraft window that produces its own energy thanks to Wysips® Glass. It will be finalized and certified at the end of 2014. Our other partnerships with leading glass and parts manufacturers are working on optimizing the component’s integration into the glazing and adapting the process for a wide-range of applications.
Une révolution énergétique !