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A 'smart glass' bet

Post Time:Dec 02,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:160

When librarians arrive at the Century College science library, one of the first decisions of the day is whether to hit an electrical switch. Not for the lights -- for the windows.

The glass is manufactured by Sage Electrochromics Inc., a 100-employee company in Faribault, Minn., that sees bright days ahead for the green technology.

Though the market for smart glass remains small, Sage is investing $135 million to expand its five-year-old Faribault plant. It intends to mass-produce its trademark SageGlass, cut the cost in half and boost sales across the world thanks to a new partnership with an international construction-materials company.

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