December 10, 2015
Dear Fellow SolarWindow Shareholder:
With your support, we’ve made groundbreaking discoveries and developed possibly the biggest single breakthrough in clean energy –SolarWindow™.
Every day, sunlight streams through billions of windows—more than two million acres of “skyscraper” glass worldwide.
Until now, there has never been a technology able to convert those solar rays into electricity on tall towers like SolarWindow™.
Using SolarWindow™ coatings, entire buildings could be turned into power generators thereby reducing electricity costs by up to 50% per year.
CNBC has said, “SolarWindow™ could give our cities the ability to harvest their own energy needs.”
We have demonstrated before the U.S. Congress, have set records for size and power, and won the Energy Business Review “Energy Innovation Award.”
SolarWindow™ may well be one of today’s most disruptive renewable energy innovations.
Our independently validated modeling shows that when SolarWindow™ is applied to all sides of a 50-story building, the results are:
- 50 times greater energy than conventional rooftop solar panels
- 15 times the environmental benefits over traditional rooftop solar energy collectors
- Electricity generated from natural, shaded, reflected, and even indoor light and
- A one-year financial payback
In addition, the global push for emissions reductions and clean energy solutions contributes significantly to the market opportunity for the SolarWindow™.
As noted by us in Engineering.com, SolarWindow™ could provide the equivalent reductions in carbon dioxide emissions produced by as much as 770 acres of forest sequestering carbon dioxide when modeled for a 50-story building.
We believe that the future truly is bright, as the use of solar energy keep growing worldwide.
Why this continued growth? The answer is simple–because the adverse environmental impact of traditional energy sources and financial costs of electricity keep increasing.
Commercial buildings alone consume nearly 40% of the electricity generated in the U.S. This is one reason why we’ve targeted commercial buildings as our initial customers.
“This is the kind of product that architects, developers, customers, and energy advocates have long awaited,” said industry executive, and now a SolarWindow Board of Advisors member, Patrick Sargent.
During 2015 we received recognition in numerous other publications including: The Baltimore Sun, The New York Daily News, Fast Company, ComputerWorld and National Geographic, to name a few.
Looking forward, 2016 for our shareholders looks to be a landmark year, as we devote our focus on bringing this first-of-its kind technology to market as fast as possible.
In 2016, our mission is to formalize industry relationships, potentially giving us instant commercial reach — a boon for our shareholders.
Of course, you can expect us to continue our long-standing tradition of proactive shareholder outreach to keep you apprised of our major technology and market, and business developments.
Visit our website at www.solarwindow.com to register to receive all future shareholder updates and notifications.
Thank you for your loyalty and ongoing support.
I wish you and all those near and dear to you, a wonderful Holiday Season and the very best for 2016 and beyond.
Very truly yours,
SOLARWINDOW TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
John A. Conklin
President and CEO
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- changes in technology.
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