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PHYSEE is a Dutch company set up in 2014 by researchers and commercial professionals from the Technical University of Delft. Since, Physee has developed a prototype of its novel power windows and installed them at demonstration projects.
This project is designed to fully realise our ambition to change glass from inert shell to living skin.
Glass is the architectural material of the future. Its use on large buildings is growing exponentially. Yet there are drawbacks. Glass leaks heat. And wastes light by reflecting it.
Our project will fix those issues by perfecting a transparent solar energy-generating window with an output of 30W/m2 of green power; and by adding a suite of smart sensors, analytics and control tools that in addition cut energy waste by 10%.
Space on a roof for photo-voltaics is limited, whileGlasSkin can use the whole of a glass building’s skin to generate power.
Unlike competing solutions, it integrates fully into existing supply chains and installs at zero net cost to the real estate developer. It pays for itself by eliminating hardwiring in building façades, and raises building and rental value. And by cutting power costs for tenants and making healthier spaces, it creates a developer-tenant win-win. The result: a new market in smart glass, with rapid business growth and profits for PHYSEE. The market pull is deep: EU regulators want near-zero energy buildings by 2020, and there are major tax and subsidy incentives.
GlasSkin uses a patented Thulium coating to absorb light that would otherwise be reflected, and re-emits it invisibly sideways to fire solar cells in a window frame. Plug-and-play components relay power and analytics direct to the building.
Already proven at lower wattage in pilots, and with a contract signed with global glass giant Pilkington, GlasSkin will be installed during Phase 3 in a growing pipeline of prestige buildings across Europe, building relationships with real estate developers, building contractors, architects and m

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SME-2 - SME instrument phase 2


Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 1 913 143,75
2628 XE Delft

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L’entreprise s’est définie comme une PME (petite et moyenne entreprise) au moment de la signature de la convention de subvention.

West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Coût total
€ 2 733 062,50