Tynt Technologies, Inc. (Tynt) is developing the first-ever blackout dynamic windows. The company secured $8.5 million in funds through a combination of private financing and federal grants.
With the looming climate crisis, the Department of Energy has identified dynamic windows as an area of interest with the potential to reduce US greenhouse gas emissions by up to 4% annually. Tynt is not the first company to work on dynamic window technologies; however, others' high cost, poor colour, and lack of privacy in the tinted state have stifled adoption, especially in the residential sector.
Tynt is the concept of Mike McGehee, CU Boulder Professor and Ameen K. Saafir, former Halio Chief Engineer. The company was founded in 2020, setting out to disrupt residential windows with a revolutionary technology that will give homeowners the ability to blackout their windows in a matter of seconds, leading to increased comfort and energy efficiency while maintaining a clean and modern look at an affordable cost.
Ameen, the co-founder and CEO, is leading the team to new heights, driving development and scaling up reversible metal electrodeposition (RME) technology. Ameen says, "Teaming up with my graduate school advisor to commercialize Tynt's unique technology was a no-brainer. By leveraging RME we can provide truly neutral colour and full privacy at an incredibly low cost while meeting personal design standards for homes and having a positive impact on the environment. We are also thrilled to bring on climate-sector investors who are fully aligned with our main goals of sustainability and universal accessibility".
Professor McGehee, co-founder and Chief Scientist, added: "Five years ago, my university research group and I noticed that nearly everyone pursuing dynamic windows were using essentially the same materials, and thus subject to the same limitations. We started from scratch, and RME proved to be more successful than we could have imagined. We found that we could make colour-neutral windows with a much better range of light transmission and knew that our low-temperature solution-based process had the potential to dramatically reduce costs. Because he has nearly a decade of dynamic window experience, I called Ameen to get his perspective on our approach. When he saw our technology in person he committed on the spot".