IIT Guwahati developed Smart Window Material

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati have developed a smart window material which can automatically control climate of buildings.

How will it control climate?

Researchers working on the window highlighted, smart window material can effectively control the amount of heat and light passing through it when voltage is applied to it. Thus, it will help to develop efficient automatic climate control.

Why this window was developed?

Demand and attention have increased to get a sustainable architectural design for better light and heat management in buildings over the year. Thus, these smart window materials can be installed to get sustainable design.

Characteristics of Smart Windows

  1. Design of smart windows are suitable for all-weather conditions.
  2. Smart window glasses have been designed using noble metals which can dynamically control the solar radiations.
  3. They are inexpensive as they make use of materials like copper and indium tin oxide.
  4. It can maintain the ambient indoor temperature and lighting in buildings or vehicles.

How is it different than conventional windows?

Conventional window designs are static. They are designed for specific climatic conditions. On the other hand, newly developed window can dynamically adjust amount of light and heat radiation entering through it. Thus, it will help in conserving the energy of building.

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