Dynamic IR Window Film to Improve Window Energy Efficiency

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FOA-0001429
Agency Tracking Number: 1429-1517
Amount: $1,500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2017
Solicitation Year: 2016
Solicitation Topic Code: DE-FOA-0001429
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
IR Dynamics
2778 Agua Fria, Suite B-D, Santa Fe, NM, 87507
DUNS: 079795661
HUBZone Owned: Unavailable
Woman Owned: Unavailable
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Unavailable
Principal Investigator
 Paul Clem
 (505) 850-8906
 pgclem@sandia.gov
Business Contact
 Paul Clem
Phone: (505) 850-8906
Email: pgclem@sandia.gov
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
IR Dynamics, LLC will develop a low-cost nanomaterial technology to be incorporated into flexible window films that will improve thermal insulation and solar heat gain. The team's nanomaterial will incorporate two materials. First, low-cost nanosheets will increase thermal resistance. Second, a new type of nanomaterial will allow heat, in the form of infrared radiation (IR) from the sun, to pass through the window when it is cold outside, helping to warm the room in cold weather. When it is hot outside, the material will block the solar IR from passing through the window and warming the interior. This same material reflects thermal radiation and displays a tunable emissivity, contributing more to its insulation value and energy retention. The dynamic IR reflectivity and emissivity are passive by nature, requiring no electronics or power source to shift, and only rely on environmental temperature changes. IR Dynamics' technology creates a window film that automatically adjusts depending on outside temperatures and can have a substantive impact in performance on single-pane and older variants of double-pane windows.

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