NEXT Energy's game-changing transparent photovoltaic glass allows architects and building owners to transform windows and glass facades into producers of low-cost, on-site, renewable energy for buildings.
NEXT's technology is enabled by proprietary organic semiconducting coatings that are earth-abundant, low-cost, and non-toxic, and are printed in a high-speed, low-cost, low-energy process to produce beautiful energy-harvesting windows. Cost competitive with conventional energy sources, NEXT’s photovoltaic window technology delivers uncompromised aesthetics while generating low-cost, renewable power at compelling efficiencies. No other BIPV window technology can match NEXT’s transparency, aesthetics, cost, and performance attributes.
NEXT’s business model is to sell its technology, materials, and coating services to glass manufacturers and window fabricators through license agreements. This allows NEXT to scale its technology quickly in multiple markets with established brands and market channels. NEXT has its first joint development and license agreement in place with a top U.S. commercial window fabricator, and is pursuing similar arrangements in other markets around the globe. NEXT's technology has been funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation’s SBIR programs (Phase II) as well as the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative’s Technology to Market Program.