Solar Control

Solar Control

Reduces solar heat gain and offers high levels of natural light to provide comfortable and pleasant environments in which to live and work.

Solar Control Glass

Overview

Solar control is a key issue in terms of energy saving:
  • In hot conditions, or for buildings with high internal loads, it is used to minimize solar heat gain by rejecting solar radiation and help control glare
  • In more temperate conditions it can be used to balance solar control with high levels of natural light
Our range of solar control products cover all architectural requirements, offering solutions for large and small glazed areas of all types of buildings.

How it works

Glass manages solar heat radiation by three mechanisms: reflectance, transmittance and absorbance

These are defined as follows:Solar control

(1) Reflectance – the proportion of solar radiation reflected back into the atmosphere
(2) Direct transmittance – the proportion of solar radiation transmitted directly through the glass
(3) Absorbance – the proportion of solar radiation absorbed by the glass.

In hot conditions or for building with high internal loads, solar control glass is used to minimize solar heat gain. It allows sunlight to pass through a window while radiating and reflecting away a large amount of the sun's heat.

In more temperate conditions, it can be used to balance solar control with high levels of natural light.