Solar Energy - Pilkington

Solar energy panels offer alternative solutions to a range of energy requirements, from small scale domestic applications to large scale solar power stations, from cloudy northern rooftops to hot sunny deserts. Solar glass is an integral and important element of these solar panels. Our range of solar glass products is designed and optimised to suit the requirements of various solar technologies with properties such as high solar energy transmittance, strength and durability, as well as ...

Solar - Pilkington

The amount of heat entering the building in total from solar sources compared with that of a standard piece of glass just under 4mm thick. You can also take the total solar heat transmission and divide by 0.87 to get the result or add the short wave and long wave shading coefficients together.

Pilkington Optiwhite™ for Solar Applications

Extra clear low-iron float glass with very high solar transmittance for improved solar energy conversion, consistent performance and durability.

Solar control glazing – the key to reducing CO2 emissions?

In a recent issue of Glass and Glazing Products, our project specification manager, Tim Fagg, explores how solar control glazing can help to tackle CO 2 emissions…. With demand for commercial and domestic buildings to be both comfortable and productive places to live and work, it’s no surprise that heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems (HVAC) are considered a must in most ...

Energy Leaks and Solutions - Pilkington

Pilkington energiKare™ energy efficient glazing can play an important role in preventing the common home energy leaks that were highlighted by the scientists at Salford University.The beauty of the Pilkington energiKare™ range lies in the fact that it is suitable for a broad range of installations from older traditional styled properties to modern day buildings.

Glass Times – Energy efficiency supplement

Energy efficiency is a hot topic all year round, but it’s not all about keeping a building warm. As summer approaches and temperatures increase, the attention of many building owners turns to reducing temperatures and keeping a building and its occupants cool. There are a number of energy-efficient glazing solutions on the market that can help to achieve this.

Will retrofit incentives boost energy efficiency in the UK?

As part of its drive for a more sustainable built environment, the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) is keen to boost energy efficiency by increasing the demand for retrofit measures. With this in mind, they’ve released a report that identifies a set of promising options that look to encourage a wider uptake of energy efficiency measures.

Window Energy Ratings (Energy-Efficient Glass)

Pilkington Optiwhite™ is an “extra clear” glass, which allows more sunlight and solar heat to enter your home from the outside. By using a combination of these two special types of glass Pilkington energiKare™ is one of the leading insulating glass units, and when installed in an appropriate frame can achieve a Window Energy Rating of band A or higher.

Window Energy Ratings - Pilkington

Window Energy Ratings The Window Energy Rating (WER) tells you how energy-efficient your windows are. The rating system is based on a scale of E to A++, with A++ windows being the most energy-efficient. The scheme is similar to those seen on household appliances, white goods and light bulbs. Benefits of installing energy rated windows: