Dubai Investments' latest product “could be set to revolutionise glass across the globe”
Dubai Investments PJSC (DI) have announced the announced the launch of its new coloured solar glass.
The breakthrough glass has been developed in close collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)) and comes in “virtually any colour” to add an architecturally aesthetic appearance to solar panels.
The technology is optimised for both photovoltaic modules, which use cells to convert solar radiation into electricity – and solar thermal collectors.
The launch of the new technology coincided with the announcement of a new entity - Emirates Insolaire, which will introduce the breakthrough concept across the world.
Emirates Insolaire is targeting 10% of the global solar glass market within a short period.
Khalid Bin Kalban, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Investments, said: "We are thrilled with the launch of this revolutionary solar glass technology here, which could literally transform the manner in which we use solar energy for our homes, offices as well as the commercial buildings.”
He added: “This is a significant paradigm shift in solar glass technology, and we see significant growth opportunities going forward as we accelerate market penetration.”
DI say the coloured solar glass technology has already generated a lot of interest in the sector, with clients across several markets including Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, USA, Brazil and India among others.
Emirates Insolaire is part of Glass LLC, the glass pioneers in the Middle East and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC.
Emirates Insolaire is a joint venture using KromatixTM technology of SwissINSO SA, a Switzerland-based pioneer in the development and application of new solar technologies and products. The company will produce the solar glass at the Emirates Glass manufacturing facility in the UAE, which has been modified to adapt the new technology.