V-Glass LLC

W265N3011 Peterson Drive Array
Pewaukee, WI 53072

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 6
Total Value of Awards $1.48MM
First Award Date 01/01/11
Most Recent Award Date 06/12/17

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Petit Peter Petit 10 Message

6 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 10a
Budget: 06/12/17 - 03/11/18

Vacuum Insulating Glass (VIG) is like a flat thermos bottle for windows. V-Glass has developed a VIG design, with tiny wire whiskers as pane spacers, that can insulate up to 3X better than triple pane. However, glass is subject to “delayed failure”, and the contact stress between whisker and glass is extremely high. Such damage, whether cosmetic...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: MN
Budget: 05/01/16 - 04/30/18

The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is in significantly reducing global carbon emissions using vacuum insulating glass. Vacuum glass is like a flat and transparent thermos bottle for windows. Vacuum glass has three times less heat loss than triple pane glass but costs no more...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: CT-2013
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

The broader impact/commercial potential of this project will be to remove a barrier to commercialization of low-cost vacuum glass, a major building energy efficiency improvement. Universal use (unachievable but a useful point of reference) could reduce total U.S. energy use by 5% (about 4 quadrillion BTU/year), more than $15 billion/year at toda...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 03F-2012
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

Vacuum glazing has been on the market for over a decade, but its performance is poor, and its cost too high for wide adoption. Both issues stem from the use of a hard glass edge seal, which requires a high temperature manufacturing process, and which does not flex to accommodate outer pane contraction in winter weather. Lack of a low-cost, flexi...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 08 B-2011
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

Vacuum glazing requires a scratch-resistant Low-E coating. Microscopic pane spacers are required to prevent the two panes from touching under external pressure, but create high contact stresses which can scratch glass and existing Low-E coatings during pane movement with temperature change. Hard pyrolytic coatings can be used, but allow four tim...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: NM-2010
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) phase I aims to demonstrate the feasibility of constructing a novel machine for manufacturing low-cost glass-to-metal seals for insulating window glazing. Applications include vacuum glazing which insulates as well as a wall (R11 to R20), representing a major improvement in window technology. It wil...