Solar Control - Pilkington

Solar control glass can be an attractive feature of a building whilst at the same time minimising, or even eliminating the need for an air conditioning system, reducing running costs of the building and saving energy. In hot climates, solar control glass can be used to minimise solar heat gain and help control glare.

Solar Control Glass - Pilkington

Solar control glass is a hi-tech product developed by the glass industry to allow sunlight to pass through a window or façade while radiating and reflecting away a large degree of the sun’s heat. The indoor space stays bright and much cooler than would be the case if normal glass were used. Solar control glass is not necessarily coloured or mirrored glass, although such finishes can be applied for aesthetic purposes if desired.

Specifying solar control glazing to improve energy efficiency - Pilkington

A solar solution. Solar control glazing, as its name suggests, helps to minimise temperature build-up in buildings due to sunlight. When specifying solar control glazing, the most important parameter to consider is the total solar heat transmittance or g value. It includes the proportion of solar radiation transmitted directly through the glass, and the proportion of solar radiation absorbed by the glass and re-radiated into the building. Generally, the lower the g value, the lower the solar ...

Solar control glazing – the key to reducing CO2 emissions? - Pilkington

The Pilkington Suncool™ range comprises our highest performing off-line coated solar control and low-emissivity glass products, and with the growing use of glass in structural architecture, products of this type can help to minimise capital outlay and HVAC running costs, as well as reducing a building’s carbon emissions the whole year round. According to a recent Glass for Europe report, greater use of solar control glass in residential and non-residential buildings in the EU could save ...

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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 JavaScript is not enabled in your browser

How It Works - Pilkington

Glass manages solar heat radiation by three mechanisms: reflectance, transmittance and absorptance. These are defined as follows: Reflectance – the proportion of solar radiation reflected back into the atmosphere. Direct transmittance – the proportion of solar radiation transmitted directly through the glass. Absorptance – the proportion of solar radiation absorbed by the glass.

Pilkington Suncool™ Range

The Pilkington Suncool™ Range comprises our highest performing off-line coated, solar control and low-emissivity glass products. Coating technology has revolutionised the design of modern buildings enabling extensive use of glazing which combines functionality with stunning aesthetics.

Our Range - Pilkington

We offer a range of solar control products which enable buildings to be both energy-efficient and aesthetically attractive. Through our range we offer solutions in both commercial and residential applications. Our solar control products: Pilkington Suncool™ Range. High performance, off-line coated, solar control and low-emissivity glass.

Pilkington Arctic Blue™

For optimum solar and thermal performance, combine Pilkington Arctic Blue™ with a glass from the Pilkington K Glass™ range or Pilkington Optitherm™ range in an Insulating Glass Unit. Pilkington Arctic Blue™ is available in 4mm, 6mm, 8mm and 10mm thicknesses offering increased strength and intensity of colour.

Pilkington Activ SunShade™

Medium solar control performance combined with good light transmission. Attractive aesthetics and optimum performance. Reduces cleaning and maintenance costs and gives windows a better appearance for longer. Pilkington Activ™ coating lasts the lifetime of the glass and works even on cloudy days and during the night.

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