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V-Glass and its Founder Peter Petit

PETER PETIT founded V-Glass in 2008 with the mission to develop affordable vacuum insulated glass for the residential and commercial window market globally. After 30 years of R&D management experience in industry, he decided to become an entrepreneur to develop energy-saving technologies with the potential for high impact.

V-Glass has been awarded grants totaling over $4.0 million, and in-kind contributions of free glass and life testing services from an industry partner, office space in a local incubator, and factory space from a local automation company.

V-Glass partners, supporters and vendors include:

  • U.S. Department of Energy

  • National Science Foundation

  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  • Edison Welding Institute

  • University of Wisconsin at Madison

  • University of Sydney

  • The University of Waterloo

  • Milwaukee County Research Park (field test site, grant provider)

  • Lisbon Storm Screen and Door

  • Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

  • SBIR Advance, a Wisconsin initiative



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