スマートウィンドウは進化を続けて65億ドル市場に成長

スマートウィンドウは進化を続けて65億ドル市場に成長

スマートウィンドウは進化を続けて65億ドル市場に成長
IDTechExの新しいレポート「電気活性スマートガラス、スマートウィンドウ 2018年-2028年」では電気活性のある透明ガラスの時機が到来した背景を分析しています。今やくたびれて古臭くなってしまった既成コンポーネントのデザインと違い、このガラスはカーテンや美観に乏しい後付けのソーラーパネルに代わるものとして、ストラクチュラルエレクトロニクスのメガトレンドを推進する原動力となっています。空間、重量、費用を低減すると同時に、電気設備、電子機器、能動光学機器の信頼性、耐久性、寿命を向上させます。これを導入した建物は、従来のものに比べてはるかに効率的で人間がより快適に過ごせるものになります。このようなスマートなガラスはエネルギー自立型車両開発のメガトレンドを一層加速させます。エネルギー自立型車両は、陸上、水上、空中を進む車両について窓の面積を拡大することで電力を作り出し、必要に応じてプライバシー、省エネルギー、紫外線カットを実現するものです。
 
電気活性のある窓はその開発当初くもり取り装置、除氷装置、アンテナのパターンが埋め込まれていましたが、後に電子カーテンへと進化し、現在は航空機、スーパーヨット、プレミアムカー、多くの建物などに導入されています。さらに、太陽光発電を行う窓を導入した建築物も増えており、一般大衆車向けのものが切望されています。
 
IDTechExの新しいレポート「電気活性スマートガラス、スマートウィンドウ 2018年-2028年」では、いわゆるスマートガラス、即ち電気活性無機ガラスの商業化とその将来を主なテーマとしています。日射の熱と光に光学的に反応するパッシブガラスや透明な電気活性ポリマーを窓ガラスに取り入れることやこの2つの組み合わせについて説明しています。
 
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This report, researched globally by PhD level multilingual analysts, is intended to be of use to developers and those intenhttp://www.idtechex.com/research/reports/electrically-active-smart-glass-and-windows-2018-2028-000538.asp?viewopt=orderinfo tables and images, IDTechEx presents both the technology and the markets in an easily absorbed manner. It uses facts-based analysis to create roadmaps, forecasts and insights. The primary coverage is transparent photovoltaics producing electricity; electronic shades using electrically activated liquid crystals, suspended particle devices and electrochromics and thirdly structural OLED lighting. However, many other options are also covered such as the thermoelectric creation of electricity to power sensors in translucent glass and the challenges of transparent OLED displays. Passive darkening technology is compared with active.
 
Building skins with tunable properties have been the architects' dream for decades. Such skins will alter the very concept of a building into that of an entity operating in harmony with nature rather as, in most cases, in stark opposition to nature and requiring energy guzzling measures such as air conditioning and artificial lighting to create a liveable indoor environment. EC foil technology, in particular, opens new roads towards membrane architecture and may make it possible to create climate shells and zones between indoors and outdoors. The membranes can be based on ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) with well documented long-term durability as a building material.
 
The report gives ten year forecasts for the various technologies comprising a market of around $6.5 billion in 2028 and a lot more thereafter. It explains why this is mainly concerned with new buildings and new vehicles, with some opportunity for premium pricing, and different potential for different functions. For instance, building skins with tunable properties between transparency and opaqueness for privacy has been the architects' dream for decades. Many are now installed and other smarts such as creating electricity are already demonstrated in many buildings. Such skins will alter the very concept of a building into that of an entity operating in harmony with nature rather as, in most cases, in stark opposition to nature and requiring energy guzzling measures such as air conditioning and artificial lighting to create a liveable indoor environment.
 
Electrochromic foil technology, in particular, opens new roads towards membrane architecture and may make it possible to create climate shells and zones between indoors and outdoors. The membranes can be based on ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) with well documented long-term durability as a building material.
 
The main characteristics of active smart glass are that it involves an electrical interface and is controlled manually by the user or automatically with a sensor, remote control device or integrated building control system. It is commercialized in various ways, particularly in architectural, automotive, aerospace and marine applications.
 
The report Electrically Active Smart Glass and Windows 2018-2028 explains why greatest adoption today is for shading and these versions are mainly electrochromic but the largest sector in 2028 will be photovoltaics.