Western Australia-born solar glass company ClearVue Technologies has received its first commercial order in Australia from construction company Kapitol Group for a new commercial building project for the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, and Employees Union (CFMEU) in Melbourne.
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The CFMEU will incorporate Generation 2 ClearVuePV solar windows into the façade of its new Training and Wellness Centre in Carlton—making it the first project in Australia to specify ClearVue’s unique solar glazing technology from the outset. The ClearVuePV solar glazing is expected to be installed in or around April 2024.
ClearVue global CEO Martin Deil said, “This is a significant milestone for ClearVue as we have now commercially launched in Australia. We are thrilled this first order is with the CFMEU and that the building will be constructed by Kapitol, a group that’s leading the industry in engaging sustainable suppliers on their projects.
“We are proud that award-wining architect Hayball recognised the value of our unique solar glass technology by incorporating it into the project design.
“Our solar glass windows generate the highest energy of any comparable solar glass on the market, with strong insulation and thermal performance which reduces heating and cooling loads, and is able to be mass produced on a standard unmodified production line.
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“We are excited that Hayball and the CFMEU recognised ClearVue’s potential as the best available clear BIPV technology from the project’s inception. To have our IGU system written into the specifications is a true showcase for the viability of integrating solar power directly into new builds and retrofits.”