- ClearVue signs Collaboration Agreement with AquaGen
- ClearVue and AquaGen to collaborate on projects in the US to integrate ClearVue technology into AquaGen’s planned microgrid based resilient sustainable village developments, and other projects where commercially appropriate
- AquaGen has a number of projects in development and providing ClearVue a clear foothold in the US urban infrastructure and agricultural marketplaces
- AquaGen was founded by Brian Braginton-Smith, a recognised expert in sustainable infrastructure and renewable energy and a key leader in the wider sustainability movement
- Combined ClearVue/AquaGen technology solution to be showcased formally within the Smart Cities-Smart Communities Pavilion at the Boston GreenFest Event 16-18 August 2019
14 August 2019: Smart building materials company ClearVue Technologies Limited (ASX:CPV) (“ClearVue” or “the Company”) has reached a key milestone in the commercial rollout of its proprietary clear glass PV technology into the US by signing a Collaboration Agreement with prominent US sustainable infrastructure specialist AquaGen Infrastructure Systems Inc. (“AquaGen”).
- Under the agreement the parties will collaborate together with the intent for AquaGen to integrate the ClearVue technology into all of its planned microgrid-based resilient sustainable village developments, and other projects where appropriate.
In addition, the combined ClearVue and AquaGen technology solution is to be showcased formally within the Smart Cities-Smart Communities Pavilion at the Boston GreenFest Event to be held over 16-18 August 2019 on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway and the Long Wharf: Christopher Columbus Park in the heart of Boston’s HistoricWaterfront district (for more information see: www.bostongreenfest.org).
AquaGen was founded by Brian Braginton-Smith, a recognised expert in renewable energy and a key leader in the wider sustainability movement.
- He is widely regarded as the “visionary” in the establishment of the ‘Cape Wind Project’, the first attempt to generate offshore wind power and bring that power to the US.
- He also has considerable sustainable community infrastructure expertise, which also includes 30 years of experience in the conversion of wastewater into an alternative water resource through advanced membrane separation, now integrated with algae biotechnology as a community agricultural infrastructure solution for enhanced sustainability and resiliency.
Through AquaGen, Mr Braginton-Smith has a number of microgrid based resilient sustainable village developments at the advanced planning stage.
- These are primarily in the New England and mid-Atlantic area initially, however planning is underway to expand quickly within the continental United States.
Each of the developments, that are designed to achieve a net zero carbon footprint and maximise local economic value through local resource generation, will include the AquaGen Infrastructure Systems based sustainable resiliency infrastructure core, including ClearVue PV equipped solar photosynthetic greenhouses, EV charging stations and other building-integrated solar throughout the built environment.
In addition to the above, AquaGen has been asked to assist with the design of a new 350-unit housing development, a new Science building at Cape Cod Community College and is also advising on a 1500-acre sustainable community project in North Carolina.
Commenting on the commercial collaboration with ClearVue, AquaGen President, Brian Braginton-Smith, said;
“Where we have shown it in the US, the ClearVue technology has received near universal interest from architects and developers alike, who all recognise the need to change our course to save our future.
Since meeting with Victor and the wider ClearVue team and conducting our own technical and commercial evaluation of the ClearVue technology, we have committed that where possible all AquaGen Systems projects will include ClearVue PV.
We have a number of projects in development, potentially representing a significant revenue source to ClearVue and providing ClearVue a clear foothold in the US urban sustainable infrastructure and agricultural marketplaces.
Since finding ClearVue PV two years ago, ClearVue has evolved into an exciting opportunity of synergistic collaboration beyond greenhouse facilities where we started initial discussions and into planned microgrid- based smart, sustainable, resilient communities, 14 of which we have in active development.
I am honoured to be partnering with ClearVue and Victor Rosenberg – together we are going beyond business in our efforts towards planetary restoration. ClearVue PV is a breakthrough technology and Victor Rosenberg is a fellow visionary on the clear path to a more sustainable future for our world.”