December 22, 2019

Photo credit: NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK

A feature piece in today's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette highlights a recent solar project that WattGlass has participated in. WattGlass provided coated solar modules for a solar project at Dr. Carol Reeve's home. Dr. Reeves is the associate vice provost for entrepreneurship at the University of Arkansas and was our coach during the early stages of WattGlass in the New Venture Development program. We are excited to have been a part of this insta...

November 1, 2019

WattGlass is pleased to announce that we have completed the installation of a full scale coatings production line in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Utilizing this facility, we can provide antireflective coatings on both annealed and tempered flat glass substrates. Contact us today to learn more about our capabilities and how our coatings can increase the efficiency of your end product.

July 18, 2018

WattGlass, a Fayetteville, Arkansas based nanomaterials and coatings company is happy to announce the introduction of WattGlass ARL for Lighting Applications. Building on our core technology for the solar industry, we have developed a unique solution for lighting manufacturers to increase luminaire efficiency. Flat glass lenses are used in a variety of road and area lighting applications where the angle of incidence (AOI) of produced light can be as high as 80˚. By customizing the coating fo...

October 9, 2017

Startup Junkie, a local startup consulting and venture organization, hosted a highly successful event for startup companies and communities around NWA. Starting in the Engineering and Research Center where WattGlass is located, guests enjoyed beer and booths of various companies founded mostly from University of Arkansas research programs. After this, everyone headed to the Fayetteville square to explore numerous different kinds of startups and small businesses.

Not many would expect suc...

October 5, 2017

WattGlass was in Las Vegas for the Solar Power International conference, one of the largest solar conferences in the world. Several big names in solar, such as Yingli, JA, and Jinko were there, as well as a few you may not expect like Mercedes and LG.

The WattGlass booth was located in the DOE SunShot Startup Alley along with other startups that have received the SunShot Award. We were very pleased with the number of industry leaders that stopped by our booth for more information an...

September 25, 2017

WattGlass has announced a new partnership with Yingli Solar, one of the world's leading solar module manufacturers!

Moving into working relationships with key players in the solar industry is a big step for WattGlass. As we grow, leveraging strategic partnerships in the industry is essential to successfully penetrate the value chain for solar modules. 

Over the past few years, we have have developed our coating to create value for all stakeholders in the solar supply c...

February 9, 2017

FAYETTEVILLE, AR --(Marketwired - February 09, 2017) - WattGlass announced today the closing of Series A funding round led by DSM Venturing. WattGlass is a winner of the 2016 SunRISE TechBridge Challenge, a competition organized by Royal DSM, Fraunhofer, and Greentown Labs to realize innovations in Solar Energy. The WattGlass product, an anti-reflective and anti-soiling coating for solar panels utilizes water based chemistry to improve the performance of solar modules and advance the sustain...

September 14, 2016

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas-based startup WattGlass announced today a $679,413 award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to help commercialize its anti-reflective glass coating technology.

WattGlass will utilize the SunShot award to work with leading solar panel manufacturers and integrate their coating with the glass currently used in panel production. The project will result in over 240 panels being installed in test arrays distributed around the country.

WattGlass was fo...

June 16, 2016

Five early-stage companies are announced as winners of the SunRISE TechBridge Challenge, which was designed to identify innovations in solar materials and technologies to reduce the levelized cost of energy for photovoltaic systems.  The SunRISE TechBridge Challenge is a collaboration between Royal DSM , Fraunhofer TechBridge and Greentown Labs.  The DSM sponsored awards include Greentown Launch incubation and acceleration programs at Greentown Labs, technical validation services from the Fr...

February 22, 2016

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The National Science Foundation has awarded a $746,366 grant to WattGlass LLC to further develop the University of Arkansas’ patent-pending coating technology that makes glass anti-reflective, self-cleaning and highly transparent.

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