SolarWindow Raises $25 Million for Manufacturing Electricity-Generating Glass
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 28, 2018--SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. (OTC: WNDW; www.solarwindow.com ), developer of transparent coatings that turn ordinary glass into electricity-generating windows, today announced the completion of a $25 million equity financing. Kalen Capital Corporation (KCC), the family office of Mr. Harmel S. Rayat, founder and Chairman of the company, has invested approximately $24.9 million in this round.
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Mr. Harmel S. Rayat, Chairman of the Board of Directors, SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. (Photo: SolarWindow)
“This capital infusion marks a historical inflection point for SolarWindow and our nearly 15,000 shareholders. With this capital in hand and a decade of research and development behind us, we can now purchase equipment and hire personnel required for manufacturing of electricity-generating glass, a brand-new form of electrification,” stated Mr. John Conklin, President and CEO of SolarWindow Technologies.
Mr. Rayat originally conceived the idea of transparent electricity-generating glass to harness the endless amounts of solar energy streaming through millions of building windows daily. A decade later, SolarWindow™ is the subject of more than 90 U.S. and international patents and trademarks, numerous record-setting breakthroughs, and independent, third-party validation. His investment today will drive Mr. Rayat’s early vision forward to a commercial product.
“My financial investment and confidence in SolarWindow is stronger than ever. I believe that we’re in the right place at the right time, and am proud to support the launch of one of the most exciting technology start-ups in recent memory,” stated Mr. Rayat.
“I envision SolarWindow changing the way we power our buildings with clean energy that not only benefits our environment, but also generates greater financial returns. As a commercial real estate investor and building owner, I see huge upside for developers, building owners, and even tenants who can lower their operating costs while increasing property values as green buildings.”
When clad with electricity-generating windows, tall towers and skyscrapers could become clean power generators. A single SolarWindow™ installation on a 50-story building, for example, could reduce electricity costs by as much as 50% per year, avoid more than two million miles of equivalent carbon dioxide emitted by vehicles on the road, and achieve a one-year financial payback, according to independently-validated engineering modeling.
Almost 40% of electricity in the U.S. is generated by fossil fuels. Reducing the burning of these fuels could help mitigate their impact on climate change, which a recent report mandated by U.S. Congress says is “an immediate threat, not a far-off possibility.”
The $25 million equity financing announced today consisted of (i) $19.8 million cash component, of which KCC accounted for approximately $19.7 million, and (ii) an additional $5.2 million debt conversion component reflecting the conversion by KCC of $3.6 million principal amount of outstanding loan indebtedness and $1.6 million of accrued and unpaid interest thereon into equity of the company.
A description of the terms of the financing are included in the company’s current report on Form 8-K, which is expected to be filed on or before November 30, 2018.
About SolarWindow Technologies, Inc.
SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. (Symbol: WNDW; www.solarwindow.com ) creates transparent electricity-generating liquid coatings. When applied to glass or plastics, these coatings convert passive windows into electricity-generating windows, which produce power under natural, artificial, low, shaded, and even reflected light conditions.
Targeting the estimated 5.6 million U.S. commercial buildings, which consume almost $150 billion in electricity annually, the company’s transparent electricity-generating windows could reduce energy costs by up to 50% and achieve a one-year financial payback for building owners, the industry’s fastest financial return, according to independently-validated company power and financial modeling.
Power and Financial Model Disclaimer
The company’s Proprietary Power Production & Financial Model (Power & Financial Model) uses photovoltaic (PV) modeling calculations, which are consistent with renewable energy practitioner standards for assessing, evaluating and estimating renewable energy for a PV project. The Power & Financial Model estimator takes into consideration building geographic location, solar radiation for flat-plate collectors (SolarWindow™ irradiance is derated to account for 360 degrees building orientation and vertical installation), climate zone energy use and generalized skyscraper building characteristics when estimating PV power and energy production, and carbon dioxide equivalents. Actual power, energy production and carbon dioxide equivalents modeled may vary based upon building-to-building situational characteristics and varying installation methodologies.
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INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BUILDING SYSTEMS ENERGY ALTERNATIVE ENERGY UTILITIES TECHNOLOGY NANOTECHNOLOGY CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE
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