DOE to Fund 14 Window Coating Devt Projects Through SHIELD Program

research-and-development-RDThe Energy Department has awarded $31 million in total funds to support 14 window coating and windowpane development projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s Single-Pane Highly Insulating Efficient Lucid Design program.

DOE said Monday ARPA-E’s SHIELD program seeks to retrofit single-pane windows through the development of novel window coatings and other materials designed to reduce heat loss in residential and commercial buildings.

ARPA-E has allotted $8 million in SHIELD program funds to three companies through the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer program.

Awardees under the SBIR/SBTT category include NanoSD, IR Dynamics and Triton Systems.

Other award recipients include:

  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Arizona State University
  • Aspen Aerogels
  • Eclipse Energy Systems
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • SRI International
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Xerox’s PARC subsidiary

Click here to view the description of each project.

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