A venture capital-backed startup making smart window systems is officially emerging from stealth on Monday after five years of working on its technology. Soladigm has now renamed itself as View, and its CEO Rao Mulpuri tells me the company has begun commercially selling its dynamic windows that can be tinted on demand by an iPhone or control panel.
In timing with the GreenBuild conference this week in San Francisco, View is also showing off its first pilot installation at the W Hotel (see photos). The window in the W Hotel will be in the lobby, and it will be installed by Monday, if you want to go check it out.
The technology used for View’s windows is called “electrochromic,” where a low-voltage electrical current is applied to the window to change the color of the window to reflect or absorb light. The tinting effect can cool or warm a room, and…
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