ClearVue inks Australian manufacturing and distribution deal


Western Australia-headquartered ClearVue Technologies has signed a nationwide manufacturing and distribution agreement with Victoria-based Melbourne Safety Glass (MS Glass) that will support the commercial rollout of its building integrated PV (BIPV) products throughout Australia.

“This agreement couldn’t have come at a better time as we rapidly grow our pipeline of opportunities across the country,” ClearVue Global Chief Executive Officer Martin Deil said.

ClearVue has developed specialised glass technologies that preserve glass transparency while generating clean energy. The integrated glazing units (IGUs) feature PV cells around the edges of each unit. The units incorporate a nanoparticle interlayer and a coating on the rear external surface that allow much of the light to pass through but redirects infrared and ultraviolet (UV) light to the edge of the IGU where it is harvested by solar cells.

The company said its solar window technology is suitable for use in a range of sectors, including the building and construction and agricultural industries.

ClearVue’s solar glass at Murdoch University in Western Australia.

Image: ClearVue Technologies

Under the terms of the three-year agreement, which includes an option for two five-year renewals, MS Glass has secured exclusive manufacturing and distribution rights for ClearVue’s IGUs in Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania, Queensland, and the Australian Capital Territory.

In addition, ClearVue has granted MS Glass exclusive distribution rights in Western Australia, South Australia, and the Northern Territory. MS Glass has also been awarded a non-exclusive licence to manufacture and supply the products to ClearVue in these regions and territories, as well as internationally.

Deil said the agreement formalises ClearVue’s existing relationship with MS Glass which has over the past 18 months shared its industry knowledge and provided access to its production facilities in Melbourne, alowing ClearVue to continue to develop its product.

“This helped us understand the nuances of IGU manufacture, enabling us to design a product that integrates seamlessly into existing production lines,” Deil said. “We look forward to reporting to the market as and when new Australian projects are signed through MS Glass both in the short term and over the years to come.”

MS Glass General Manager Tania White said the company has commenced marketing ClearVue’s IGUs and has already achieved “notable levels of interest.”

“Several customers are patiently awaiting product availability following improvement cycles and final testing,” she said.

“We will continue to build interest and a book of business as we prepare to launch the product for sale in the Australian market over the next six or so months. We expect substantial interest in the ClearVue product.”

The agreement builds on ClearVue’s growing list of global licensees including in the United States, Southeast Asia, Israel, and South Africa.

Author: Aylish Dowsett

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