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Ultra thin glass membranes for advanced, adjustable and affordable quadruple glazing windows for zero-energy buildings

Objective

Windows are critical elements to control the energy performance of buildings especially for zero-energy buildings. It is of paramount importance to develop windows which show reduced U-value, weight and costs and certain features to control and harvest energy. Such a window will have a high impact in the window industry and will reduce green house gas emissions as long as the window is affordable, can be used in renovation and in every climate zone. Therefore MEM4WIN is aiming at the following goals (1) weight reduction (2) energy control and harvesting (3) replacement of cost intensive processes and materials.
(1) We will introduce a novel IG-Unit for quadruple glazing containing ultra thin glass membranes dedicated as frameless openable windows for direct application in facades. Due to this approach U-values of 0.3 W/m²K can be achieved reducing weight by more than 50% and costs by 20%.
(2) We will implement printed organic photovoltaics (OPVs) and solar thermal collectors for energy harvesting and micro mirrors for energy control and advances day lighting.
(3) Fabrication costs will further be reduced by replacing conventional and cost intensive materials used for contacts like ITO and silver by graphene. We will introduce production methods like roll-to-plate and ink-jet printing to fabricate contacts for OPVs.
At the end of the project the different components like micro mirrors, OPVs, organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) and solar thermal collector will be integrated into a demonstrator showing the suitability of the used equipment, processes and new materials developed within MEM4WIN.
Each aspect of MEM4WIN - (1) weight reduction, (2) energy control and harvesting, (3) replacement of cost intensive processes and materials - is represented by experts in this field resulting in a multidisciplinary highly motivated consortium containing participants from basic research as well as industrial endusers from whole Europe.
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Coordinator

LISEC AUSTRIA GMBH

Address

Peter Lisec Strasse 1
3353 Seitenstetten Markt

Austria

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 567 375

Administrative Contact

Leopold Mader (Mr.)

Participants (14)

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INOVA LISEC TECHNOLOGIEZENTRUM GMBH

Austria

PROFACTOR GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 534 850

BELECTRIC OPV GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 325 225

ENERGY GLAS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 229 375

DURST PHOTOTECHNIK SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 372 375

TIGER Coatings

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 236 875

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 431 630

UNIVERSITAT LINZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 211 900

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 439 800

EV GROUP E. THALLNER GMBH

Austria

AIXTRON SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 27 500

AIXTRON LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 210 880

UNIVERSITAET KASSEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 410 750

KOREA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND BUSINESS FOUNDATION

South Korea

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 314578

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2012

  • End date

    31 March 2016

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 829 200,72

  • EU contribution

    € 3 998 535

Coordinated by:

LISEC AUSTRIA GMBH

Austria

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