Perth-based ClearVue Technologies Ltd (ASX:CPV) has teamed up with sustainable builder Mirreco Holdings Pty Ltd to supply its solar glass technology and jointly develop carbon-negative residential and commercial housing solutions.
The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) calling for Western Australia-based Mirreco to exclusively use ClearVue’s solar window technology in the production of hemp biomass panels used for building sustainable eco houses. The agreement will initially cover small-scale housing units, or micro homes. A “trial” home combining the two firms’ technologies will be completed in the last quarter of the year, ClearVue said in a bourse statement on Thursday.
The prototype house will integrate with a range of environmentally friendly solutions, with floors, walls and roof made using hemp biomass. Windows will incorporate ClearVue’s core technology, which it previously said is very close to commercialisation.
Following the successful completion of the prototype, ClearVue and Mirreco will enter an exclusive partnership and supply deal.
In a separate press release, ClearVue, which last month completed its AUD-5-million (USD 3.8m/EUR 3.2m) initial public offering (IPO), said that its technology is undergoing Australian Standards (AS) certification testing that will verify the performance of its ClearVue window and curtain wall products. It expects the certification to be completed in the third quarter, allowing it to launch the products at the Australia Window Association’s Fenestration 2018 conference in September.