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.

Specifying solar control glazing to improve energy efficiency - Pilkington

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.

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.

A hot topic: preventing homes from overheating - Pilkington

Solar control glass is typically specified in these applications to help prevent large glazed areas from creating a greenhouse effect. In homes, we see a lot less solar control glass being specified.

Pilkington Activ™ Range

Pilkington Suncool™ provides superior solar control properties, helping to control solar gain whilst providing high light levels; Ideal for large vertical certain wall facades; Helps to keep the building cooler in summer, reducing or eliminating the need for air conditioning

Glass and Thermal Stress - Pilkington

Solar control glass either reflects energy or absorbs it to reradiate the heat outwards. By its nature it gets hotter that clear glass and glass that is designed for thermal efficiency alone like Pilkington K Glass™ and Pilkington Optitherm SN™.

Replacement Conservatory Roofs - Pilkington

Available with solar control for greater comfort during summer months. A simple and affordable way to enhance the look and value of your home. Creates a brighter environment with natural light, compared to polycarbonate roofs or indeed tiled conservatory roofs with or without skylights.


Solar control glass reduces overheating during summer time and reduce or even eliminate the need for air-conditioning. The flexibility in choice of NSG Group products allows the designer to control every aspect of the performance from thermal to solar considerations and ultimately the design statement for the building.

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