Product category: Systems for sun and glare protection
The FLUIDGLASS project develops a new and innovative concept for multifunctional solar thermal glass facades systems, turning passive glass facades into active transparent solar collectors which can control the energy flow through the building envelope. FLUIDGLASS unites four key functionalities in one integrated system: A fully transparent solar thermal collector (enabling harvesting of solar energy even in buildings with large glass share), a transparent insulation layer, adaptive solar transmission and control of inner glass surface temperature. It thus increases the thermal user comfort and reduces the demand for heating, cooling and lighting. This increases the thermal performance of the whole building, resulting in energy savings of 50%-70% for retrofitting and 20%-30% for new low energy buildings. At the same time FLUIDGLASS substitutes conventional HVAC components such as cooling and heating panels, therefore bringing a significant cost advantage compared to existing solutions.