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Smart Glass and Windows 2018-2028: Electronic Shading and Semi-Transparent PV

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Smart Glass and Windows 2018-2028: Electronic Shading and Semi-Transparent PV
Published: April 17, 2018 Content info: 199 Slides
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The new 200-page IDTechEx report "Smart Glass and Windows 2018-2028: Electronic Shading and Semi-Transparent PV" observes that electrically active see-through glass is an idea whose time is now, with applications mainly as automotive, architectural and avionic windows. Smart Glass can be capable of electronic shading (in place of blinds or a sun roof) to create peak electricity demand savings of up to 30 percent as a result of blocking entering heat. It can also be a semi-transparent PV glass for generating electricity locally in a building, or vehicle of the future. It saves space, weight and cost while improving reliability, ruggedness and the life of electrics and active optics. It makes buildings far more efficient and pleasant to use. It typically has an electrical interface and is controlled manually by the user, automatically with a sensor, a remote-control device or integrated building control system.

With the increasing penetration of pure EVs and hybrids in global vehicle sales, Smart Glass, with the potential to top-up EV batteries 10-15 miles per day (a commuting sweetspot), and block heat entering cars and buildings, continues to generate interest.

This report is intended for investors, vehicle and building designers / purchasers, developers, manufacturers and other interested parties. The topic was researched at a global level by IDTechEx analysts, and will assist those intending to manufacture, sell or use such materials and units, and the devices such as the windows and systems incorporating them.

The Executive Summary gives an overview of where the market and technologies are headed, including ten-year forecasts by technology and market segment (primarily architectural, automotive and avionic). It is followed by an introduction covering the needs of the primary users - the building and vehicle industries - and its progress. For example, electrically active windows started with embedded de-mister / de-icer and antenna patterns and progressed to the darken-on-demand windows popular in airliners, superyachts, premium cars and commercial buildings.

The sections following cover the findings of the primary market research undertaken by IDTechEx, as well as the technical details of the technologies:

  • Electronic shading: first, second and third generation electrochromic glass, Suspended Particle Devices and Non-linear Polymer-dispersed Liquid Crystals (NPDLC).
  • Conventional thin-film technologies for transparent photovoltaics like CdTe and amorphous silicon, as well as emerging technologies such as organic photovoltaics (OPV), perovskites and quantum dots and transparent luminescent solar concentrators (TLSCs).
  • OLED transparent lighting and displays - glamorous but unsuccessful as yet, and the report explains why. A host of examples of commercial products and new research breakthroughs are illustrated.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • 1.1. Introduction
  • 1.2. Types of active glass
  • 1.3. Passive versus active smart glass
  • 1.4. Physical principles
  • 1.5. Main market categories, drivers and technologies
  • 1.6. Ten year market outlook of smart glass
  • 1.7. Volumetric market outlook
  • 1.8. Global smart glass market in 2018 and 2028
  • 1.9. Assumptions and analysis
  • 1.10. Price assumptions
  • 1.11. Drivers
  • 1.12. Primary needs
  • 1.13. Past forecasts from the industry
  • 1.14. IDTechEx past forecast
  • 1.15. Progress is being made

2. INTRODUCTION

  • 2.1. Smart glass technologies
  • 2.2. Temperature responsive materials
  • 2.3. Chromogenic and Light Scattering Phenomena
  • 2.4. Mature electrically-active glass technologies
  • 2.5. Making transparent materials electrically active
  • 2.6. Basic configurations
  • 2.7. Smart glass for structural electronics
  • 2.8. Overview of market drivers
  • 2.9. Barriers to adoption

3. ARCHITECTURAL GLASS MARKET

  • 3.1. Glass Windows - from structural to functional elements
  • 3.2. Float glass markets: smart glass context
  • 3.3. Float glass market
  • 3.4. Building glass market
  • 3.5. Drivers in architectural markets
  • 3.6. Building-Integrated photovoltaics
  • 3.7. Buildings have a major impact on energy consumption
  • 3.8. Building-Integrated Photovoltaics
  • 3.9. LEED certification
  • 3.10. Combinations of smart glass
  • 3.11. Samsung OLED window

4. AUTOMOTIVE GLASS MARKET

  • 4.1. Glass technology for automotive and transport
  • 4.2. Consolidation of automotive glass manufacturers in the market
  • 4.3. The global glazing alliances
  • 4.4. Smart glass in transport
  • 4.5. Opportunity: smart glass in electric and hybrid vehicles
  • 4.6. China car market dominates
  • 4.7. Drivers and trends for automotive smart glass
  • 4.8. Value-added features for cars
  • 4.9. Large smart windows for autonomous buses and taxis
  • 4.10. Smart glass to enable moving / commuter work rooms
  • 4.11. Case-study: IFEVS solar-only microcars Italy
  • 4.12. Electrochromic glass adoption in transport segment
  • 4.13. Avionic electrochromic glass
  • 4.14. Smart glass installations in aircraft

5. ELECTRONIC SHADING

  • 5.1. Electronic shading technologies
  • 5.2. Electrochromic glass markets
  • 5.3. Electrochromic technology is the dominant smart glass
  • 5.4. Technology comparison
  • 5.5. Optofluidic Smart Glass
  • 5.6. Electronic shading for marine applications

6. ELECTROCHROMIC GLASS

  • 6.1. Introduction
  • 6.2. Multi-layer structure
  • 6.3. Basic principle
  • 6.4. Counter electrode layer developments
  • 6.5. List of thin-film materials
  • 6.6. Options for transparent conducting films
  • 6.7. Generations of electrochromic glass
  • 6.8. Performance of electrochromic glass generations
  • 6.9. First generation electrochromic glass
  • 6.10. Limitations of first generation electrochromics
  • 6.11. Manufacturing process
  • 6.12. Electrochromic window manufacturing process
  • 6.13. Improvements to electrochromic devices
  • 6.14. Second generation electrochromic devices
  • 6.15. Third generation electrochromic devices
  • 6.16. Basic principle of third generation electrochromics
  • 6.17. Transmittance spectra of third generation electrochromics
  • 6.18. Third generation electrochromic devices
  • 6.19. Institute of Science of Materials from the Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • 6.20. Metal nanowires for electrochromic glass
  • 6.21. Flexible electrochromic technology
  • 6.22. Argil
  • 6.23. Argil electrochromic glass advantages
  • 6.24. Argil EC Film
  • 6.25. Comparison of Argil multilayer structure
  • 6.26. Process and value chain entry for Argil
  • 6.27. Electrochromic glass markets
  • 6.28. Electrochromic glass: markets, trends and applications
  • 6.29. Electrochromic glass: markets, trends and applications
  • 6.30. Market share
  • 6.31. The trend for larger installations
  • 6.32. Demand for residential projects?
  • 6.33. Drivers
  • 6.34. LEED certification
  • 6.35. Annual capacity comparison
  • 6.36. Production capacity by region
  • 6.37. Production capacity by region in 2015
  • 6.38. Advantages of electrochromic glass
  • 6.39. Case study: Spirit Lake Casino
  • 6.40. Electrochromic glass trend for aerospace

7. LIQUID-CRYSTAL GLASS

  • 7.1. Liquid-crystal micro droplet films and glass
  • 7.2. Multi-layer structure of liquid crystal glass
  • 7.3. On and off states
  • 7.4. Comparison of liquid-crystal technologies
  • 7.5. Scienstry third generation PDLC
  • 7.6. NPDLC non-linear refractive index
  • 7.7. Performance improvements of NPDLC
  • 7.8. Optical data of NPDLC glass
  • 7.9. Applications
  • 7.10. Price
  • 7.11. NPDLC projects
  • 7.12. Scienstry: Swift 141 cruise ship with NPDLC glass
  • 7.13. Scienstry: circle-vision 350 degree display

8. SUSPENDED PARTICLE DEVICES

  • 8.1. Suspended particle devices
  • 8.2. Multi-layer structure
  • 8.3. Performance
  • 8.4. Applications and markets
  • 8.5. Daimler: Magic Sky Control

9. SEMI-TRANSPARENT PV

  • 9.1. Overview of technologies
  • 9.2. PV technology overview
  • 9.3. Emerging transparent solar technologies
  • 9.4. Comparison of efficiencies
  • 9.5. Case study: smartflex solar facades

10. CONVENTIONAL PV EMBEDDED IN GLASS

  • 10.1. Solaria: basic principle
  • 10.2. Polysolar
  • 10.3. Market commentary
  • 10.4. DSSC in greenhouses
  • 10.5. LUMO technology
  • 10.6. LUMO Si + TLSC

11. TRANSPARENT LUMINESCENT SOLAR CONCENTRATORS (TLSCS)

  • 11.1. Solar concentrator: basic principle
  • 11.2. Case study: Physee
  • 11.3. Case study: noise barrier solar concentrators
  • 11.4. University of Exeter's Solar Squared Solar Cells 2017

12. QUANTUM DOT TLSCS

  • 12.1. Quantum dot solar concentrators: basic principle
  • 12.2. Quantum dot solar concentrators
  • 12.3. Quantum dot solar market
  • 12.4. Latest review on quantum dot PV technologies
  • 12.5. Quantum dot solar concentrators: SWOT analysis
  • 12.6. Case study: Los Alamos
  • 12.7. Case study: UbiQD
  • 12.8. Case study: Solterra
  • 12.9. Magnolia Solar Corporation
  • 12.10. Universities of Minnesota and Milano Bicocca advance
  • 12.11. QD Solar announcement in 2017
  • 12.12. Thin transparent films could improve solar cells
  • 12.13. Light-guiding solar concentrators - ITRI Taiwan

13. PEROVSKITES

  • 13.1. Perovskites: basic principle
  • 13.2. Perovskites have great potential
  • 13.3. Perovskite solar spectrum
  • 13.4. Oxford PV: tandem solar cells
  • 13.5. Potential for perovskite PV in windows
  • 13.6. Three in one smart window by NREL

14. ORGANIC PHOTOVOLTAICS (OPV)

  • 14.1. OPV: basic principle
  • 14.2. Development of OPVs
  • 14.3. OPV has issues of price and lowest efficiency
  • 14.4. Case-study: Ubiquitous Energy
  • 14.5. Drivers
  • 14.6. Case-study: Kolon Industries

15. OLED LIGHTING

  • 15.1. Transparent OLED lighting
  • 15.2. OLED: price outlook
  • 15.3. OLED: Functions
  • 15.4. Transparent OLED in vehicles
  • 15.5. OLED Market penetration
  • 15.6. Technology Progress
  • 15.7. OLED Lighting Value Chain

16. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

17. COMPANY PROFILES

  • 17.1. Argil
  • 17.2. Brite Solar
  • 17.3. ChromoGenics
  • 17.4. Heliatek
  • 17.5. Heliotrope
  • 17.6. Kinestral
  • 17.7. Oxford PV
  • 17.8. Physee
  • 17.9. Pleotint
  • 17.10. Polysolar
  • 17.11. Scienstry
  • 17.12. Solaria
  • 17.13. SolarWindow
  • 17.14. SPD Control Systems
  • 17.15. Sunpartner
  • 17.16. UbiQD
  • 17.17. Qubiquitous Energy
  • 17.18. View Inc
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