Clean Energy

The CMI is accelerating the invention, development and commercialization of emerging clean energy technologies. Activities range from improving efficiency and lowering the cost of solid-state lighting to “smart materials” for more energy efficient, lower-cost photovoltaics.  Beyond technological and commercial successes, these efforts are helping lower energy costs, reduce carbon emissions and promote a cleaner and more sustainable future.

At the CMI, we have the business and technical expertise to solve complex research, development and commercialization challenges.

In fact, UB faculty and students have made advances in smart windows and building materials that have led to the launch of a new film for windows that controls solar heat gain through a technology that senses temperature changes and adapts to either reflect or transmit heat, resulting in the creation of “smart” windows that reduce energy consumption in buildings, making them more environmentally and economically efficient. This technology is currently being commercialized by Dimien, LLC.

Other novel technology product areas that the CMI faculty specialize in include:

  • photovoltaics
  • batteries
  • nanomaterials
  • solid-state lighting
  • fuel cell technologies