About my Organization
Organization Type
Technology Innovators
Secondary Organization Type
Technology Innovators
Overview
Snapshot
We make printable, transparent PV coatings for use in commercial windows, enabling buildings to power themselves.
Year Founded
2011
Organization Overview

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.

Industry
Building Materials
Semiconductors
Business Category
Small Business
Member of Partner Program(s)
LACI
Contact
Location
600 Ward Drive, Suite C, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, 93111
Experience
Area of Expertise
Renewable Energy
Emerging Technology
Buildings
Organization needs
We need to expand our presence
We need to improve fundraising
We need to find demonstration host sites for our solutions