Stellaris

Smart Photovoltaic Windows

Stellaris

Smart Photovoltaic Windows

NASHUA, NH
Environment
Technology
Stellaris is developing ClearPower™, a fully-transparent, electricity-generating window. With its high power-density and transparency, ClearPower™ is uniquely designed to meet the urgent need for buildings to generate their own green electricity and stop using fossil fuels for heating. Our goal is to enable every window to be a power plant. Stellaris is currently pre-revenue and its technology is patent-pending and not yet available for commercial use.

$179,902

raised
178
Investors
$24.5M
Valuation
$0.19
Price per Share
$249.85
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

$179,902

raised
178
Investors
$24.5M
Valuation
$0.19
Price per Share
$249.85
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

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Reasons to Invest

The high transparency and power output per unit area of ClearPower™ has garnered enthusiastic letters of support from major glass manufacturers for its promising technology within the photovoltaic industry.
The global market for Building-Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) windows is expected to grow significantly (16.0% CAGR) and is projected to reach $13B by 2028.*
Stellaris currently holds three patents for photovoltaic device technology and has accrued more than fifteen years of experience developing solar photovoltaic (PV) equipment, during which we became a national first prize winner of the Cleantech Open, the world’s largest clean technology accelerator program.

*Market statistics provided by GlobeNewswire (source)

The Future is Clear™ with ClearPower™

Stellaris Corporation is developing ClearPower™, a transparent, solar electricity-generating window technology designed to decrease or eliminate building emissions of greenhouse gasses from the use of fossil fuels for space heating. 


As one of the first Building Integrated Photovoltaic Windows (BIPV) capable of providing both substantial power output as well as high transparency, ClearPower™ is positioned to be a powerful tool for electrifying buildings and reducing their dependence on fossil fuels. It is especially well suited for buildings in dense urban areas without sufficient space for solar or wind energy installations.


*The above clip features a ClearPower™ prototype. Product is not currently available for commercial use.


ClearPower™ is the culmination of more than fifteen years of work by Stellaris Corporation to address the urgent need for a way for buildings to generate their own clean electricity. Now, with testing from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) corroborating our technology's performance and support for ClearPower's promising developments from international glass manufacturers, Stellaris is working towards an official commercial launch. 

The Problem


Buildings Are Among the Largest Emitters of Greenhouse Gasses

In 2020, the United States Environmental Protection Agency reported that buildings emit more greenhouse gasses than the transportation or power generation sectors. Buildings still rely heavily on fossil fuels for heating, yet as pressure mounts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, many buildings, especially high-rise buildings, are left with limited options for obtaining green electricity to replace fossil fuels for heating. The need for so many buildings to have a source of clean electricity has created an urgent need for new clean electricity technology to enable buildings to self generate green electricity.


Existing photovoltaic windows have gained little traction due to their high cost, low power, and/or their lack of transparency. ClearPower™ addresses all of these issues with a power output approaching that of traditional high-efficiency, opaque photovoltaic (PV) modules, all while maintaining high transparency.

The Solution


ClearPower™ Will Be Able to Power Buildings’ All-electric Heating and Air Conditioning

ClearPower™ solar photovoltaic windows use narrow photovoltaic cells embedded in a window glazing. Due to the small size and orientation of the cells, ClearPower™ maintains high transparency while its unique design enables the production of up to 5 times more power than other "clear" BIPV windows. Its electrical output approaches that of a conventional high-efficiency, opaque PV module. ClearPower™ can be used as building windows while generating greenhouse gas-free electricity to power the building’s heating and cooling needs.


*The above image features a ClearPower™ prototype. Product is not currently available for commercial use.


The integrated high-efficiency solar cells act as louvers, blocking high-angle sunlight which reduces air conditioning loads. This is a significant additional energy-saving benefit.


Stellaris plans to develop high-speed, automated manufacturing for the ClearPower™ PV panels, which we will then outsource to contract manufacturers. This scalable, low capital approach will allow us to avoid the expense of building our own facilities while retaining the ownership of the high value technology assets by patent and trade secret protection.

The Market


Rapid Market Growth Expected as Pressure to Eliminate Emissions Increases

Around the country, laws are being passed by cities and states requiring both existing and new buildings to drastically reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by eliminating the use of fossil fuels for space heating, while building codes are prohibiting new natural gas hook-ups and requiring the inclusion of renewables for new buildings. With target dates for these ambitious goals only a few years away, many building owners and managers are feeling the pressure to find a solution.


(source)


Spurred by these regulations, the global market for Building-Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) windows is expected to grow substantially (16.0% CAGR) and is projected to reach $13B by 2028. Sized at $4.6B in 2021, Stellaris sees the nearly 3x market growth projection as validation of our technology's role within this renewable energy push.


Stellaris is targeting new construction and replacement markets both domestically and internationally for large-insulated glass windows, especially high-rise buildings with curtain-wall construction. We also see an immediate benefit for related applications such as clear railings and clear barriers. 

Our Traction


Stellaris is Garnering Industry Support for Our Promising Technology

We are truly excited about the latest iteration of our ClearPower™ design, as it’s already beyond what we hoped for when it comes to transparency, appearance, and performance - and other industry organizations share this sentiment.  


*The above image features a ClearPower™ prototype. Product is not currently available for commercial use.


Major glass manufacturers have shared their support for the ClearPower™ product due to its high transparency and power output per unit area, one citing it as a "promising technology" for the BIPV industry. Additionally, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has conducted independent tests of the ClearPower™ product that have corroborated Stellaris’s own performance testing. 


Stellaris currently holds three patents for photovoltaic device technology with additional patents pending, in addition to the extensive know-how and trade secrets we have learned over 15 years of developing solar equipment. During this time, Stellaris also became a national first prize winner of the Cleantech Open, the world’s largest clean technology accelerator program. 

Why Invest


An Exciting, New Technology Made to Address Climate Change

Stellaris believes ClearPower™ can play a critical role in the fight against climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As many building owners are facing legally mandated deadlines to decarbonize their buildings and regulations that require termination of the use of oil and gas for building space heating, we feel the timing is perfect for the introduction of our ClearPower™ solar photovoltaic window into the market. 


Funds raised from this campaign will be used to continue refining our product for commercial production, develop automated assembly procedures, manufacture and install ClearPower™ at test and beta sites, and continue to test the performance and durability of the product and to make continuous improvements in the product’s design and efficiency.


With help from the StartEngine community, we are determined to make Stellaris Corporation a go-to provider of clear, electricity-generating window components. Invest today in a scalable, cost-effective technology and join us as we seek to make a worldwide impact.

*The above windows shown are not BIPV windows and were not developed by Stellaris Corporation.


Offering Summary


Company

:

Stellaris Corporation

Corporate Address

:

1 TARA BLVD, STE 200, NASHUA, NH 03062-2809

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.89

Offering Maximum

:

$1,069,999.82

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$249.85











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Non-Voting Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

52,631

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

5,631,578

Price per Share

:

$0.19

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$24,528,311.85











*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below. 

Investment Incentives and Bonuses*

Time-Based:

Friends and Family Early Birds

Invest within the first two weeks hours and receive 15% bonus shares

Super Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first three weeks and receive 10% bonus shares

Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first four weeks and receive and 5% bonus shares

 

Amount-Based: 

$1,000+

5% Bonus Shares

5% Bonus Shares + Private Owners Group (bi-monthly investor newsletter, invitations to trade shows, and more)

$2,500+

10% Bonus Shares

10% Bonus Shares + Private Owners Group

$10,000+

15% Bonus Shares

15% Bonus Shares + Private Investor Call with Founder + Private Owners Group 

$25,000+

20% Bonus Shares

20% Bonus Shares + Private Investor Call with Founder + Private Owners Group

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.


Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Salary payments made to one’s self, a friend or relative. Any expense labeled “Travel and Entertainment”. Vendor payments.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$41.00 USD
$272.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$41.00 USD
$272.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$34,064.00 USD
$4,588.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$18,000.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$11,076.00 USD
-$9,299.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Hurricane Ian’s Ferocity Increased by Climate Change.

1 day ago

Photo Credit: US News

Climate scientists* have determined that Hurricane Ian’s wind speed, intensity, and increased rainfall amount -  that resulted in record wind damage and flooding - were caused by warmer waters in the Gulf of Mexico, and that the warmer ocean temperatures are a direct result of increasing earth temperatures caused by human-caused climate change. 

Climate change is here and getting worse every year. Devastating hurricanes are increasing in frequency, wind speed, ocean surge, and rainfall amounts. Stellaris’s mission is to reduce the approximately 32% of greenhouse gasses - primarily CO2 - that are generated by buildings that greatly contribute to anthropomorphic climate change.  

You can help Stellaris combat climate change – please invest in Stellaris’s campaign. 

* Washington Post, Sept. 29, 2022  

Excellent Conference on Building Decarbonization

5 days ago

The Bisnow Building for the Future: Smart Buildings & Sustainability conference in Boston this morning was an impressive gathering of real estate design professionals, building owners and managers, and government sustainability folks. The panelists addressed the challenges and solutions for decarbonizing and electrifying buildings. Most interesting was that in addition to decarbonization mandates like New York’s Local Law 97 and Boston’s BERDO 2.0, many panelists emphasized that the market is demanding that properties decarbonize for sustainability.

$150k raised

7 days ago

ANd over 150 investors!

Thank you to everyone who has invested in Stellaris so far! We're excited to see so many people resonating with our mission to reduce fossil fuel usage by turning every window into a powerplant.

For those of you considering an investment, a reminder that the Super Early Bird Bonus ends Friday!

We're Looking for Great Locations for ClearPower Beta Sites

8 days ago

We’re really excited about our momentum – just a little over two weeks into our campaign and we’ve reached 15% of our goal!

With our funding, one of our top priorities is establishing beta sites to show off ClearPower and document its performance.  Ideally, these sites would be at buildings in high-visibility locations whose owners are early adopters eager to further exciting prop-tech. For all of you who have already supported Stellaris or who are following us, if you know of a site with good potential, please email us at info@clearpower.energy.

Most important, if you believe in what we’re doing, please tell your friends about our campaign. And if you haven’t already, please consider investing, as we need your contribution to keep our momentum going.

Stellaris at the RE+ Solar Conference in Anaheim

13 days ago

Jim Paull with Stellaris advisor, industry veteran, and SmartFlower Solar president Mark Conroy.

Great conference and opportunity to network with suppliers and colleagues, and to check out the latest in solar technologies.

Major Cities Ban Natural Gas in New Buildings

15 days ago

Two of the largest cities in the country - Los Angeles and New York - have passed laws banning the use of natural gas in most new residential and commercial buildings. These laws will force most buildings to use electric heat pumps for heating and hot water. 

Here are articles describing these initiatives: Los Angeles looks to make all new buildings in city zero-carbon and NYC Gas Ban (Local Law 154 of 2021) | EP Engineering

Electrifying buildings and getting that electricity from green sources will go a long way towards combatting climate change, as buildings account for 1/3 of all climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions.

Great article on Energywire about building electrification

19 days ago

Lots of good information here about what states and cities are doing to electrify buildings and eliminate fossil fuels.

https://www.eenews.net/articles/huge-amount-of-money-in-climate-law-could-spawn-gas-bans/

 


We're Launched!

21 days ago

The Stellaris Team is really excited to kick off its StartEngine equity crowdfunding campaign and to welcome folks supporting our effort to commercialize a nifty technology for electrifying and decarbonizing buildings.

We really appreciate the interest people are showing; please spread the word as the more support we get the better we'll be able to achieve our mission!

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