Asahi Glass Company (AGC) and Solaria Corporation today announced a strategic partnership to bring an AGC Sudare powered-by-Solaria, building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) solution to the market.
"Solaria is honored to be working with AGC to help realize our combined vision of creating ubiquitous solar solutions that turn current passive built environments into clean, sustainable, energy generating assets," said Udi Paret, GM Building Solutions, Solaria Corporation. "AGC's reputation as a leader in the glass industry is incomparable. To bring to market a powered-by-Solaria product from AGC to its vast customer base as a bankable and warrantied solution enables Solaria to provide the Asian market with its BIPV technology to facilitate the transformation of facades from net energy losses to net gains."
AGC entered into a relationship with Solaria to develop a new product series to meet the growing demand for sustainable alternatives to traditional windows and facades. Sudare powered-by-Solaria is commercially available across Japan and South East Asia for use in building facades and other structural elements.
With the new Sudare powered-by-Solaria product, building owners and developers can now unlock the solar power potential of building facades. The new Sudare powered-by-Solaria architectural glass combines Solaria's BIPV technology with AGC's SunJoule glass to create an aesthetically pleasing, energy generating and economically compelling solution. This BIPV product offers builders and developers in Asia a reliable, seamless solar solution to complement the use of traditional architectural glass solutions in commercial buildings.