PowerWindows for Rabobank
Delft-based startup Physee, Rabobank, and property developer OVG are launching the PowerWindows pilot project today at the new offices of Rabobank Eindhoven. A newly developed product, PowerWindows are patented and transparent double-paned windows designed for use in the construction industry. This marks the first-ever installation in an existing commercial real-estate property in the Netherlands of power-generating windows that have no impact on the glass functionalities in the building. The redeveloped Rabobank building in the Eindhoven neighbourhood of Fellenoord is ready for the future and will now, through this ground-breaking project, contribute to a more energy-efficient future for the built environment.
PowerWindows generate solar energy without having any impact on glass functionalities of any kind, including transparency levels and insulation levels. This way, PowerWindows contributes to the process of converting office buildings, tower blocks and hotels into energy-neutral buildings by using glass, an existing building material.
Physee CEO Ferdinand Grapperhaus: ‘I am very proud that we managed to develop and implement a sustainable innovation like PowerWindows in a highly competitive industry. Our free-flowing creativity and hands-on approach, combined with the single-mindedness of all parties involved, have turned this project into a success.’
Pieter Ketting, Rabobank’s Director of Group Procurement: ‘This PowerWindows pilot project is a fine example of how Rabobank aims to work with its customers and partners to promote sustainability. If this pilot project turns out to be successful, we believe PowerWindows will play a significant role in improving the energy-efficiency of commercial real estate.’