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Title: Autonomous electrochromic assembly

This disclosure describes system and methods for creating an autonomous electrochromic assembly, and systems and methods for use of the autonomous electrochromic assembly in combination with a window. Embodiments described herein include an electrochromic assembly that has an electrochromic device, an energy storage device, an energy collection device, and an electrochromic controller device. These devices may be combined into a unitary electrochromic insert assembly. The electrochromic assembly may have the capability of generating power sufficient to operate and control an electrochromic device. This control may occur through the application of a voltage to an electrochromic device to change its opacity state. The electrochromic assembly may be used in combination with a window.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1172143
Assignee:
ITN Energy Systems, Inc. (Littleton, CO) HQPR
Patent Number(s):
8,976,440
Application Number:
13/758,387
Contract Number:
AR0000019
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Feb 04
Research Org:
ITN Energy Systems, Inc., Littleton, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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