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.

NSG TEC™ Solar Applications - Pilkington

NSG TEC™ is a group of products, including a comprehensive range of TCO glass (Transparent Conductive Oxide coated glass), optimised to suit a variety of thin film photovoltaics, with different haze and conductivity levels.

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.

Cutting costs and keeping cool: solar control solutions

A recent National Energy Foundation report, indicated that 8.7 per cent of the overall energy used in UK homes can be saved if energy-efficient glass is installed. With energy prices having outstripped inflation in recent years and rises set to continue, investment in better performing glass could pay itself off many times over throughout the 20-plus-year lifespan of a typical window.

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.

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 ...

Glass Times – Energy efficiency supplement

As well as helping to reduce costs on air-conditioning, recent developments in solar control glass allow for maximum transmittance of natural light, which again can help reduce a building’s electricity bill on lighting and, as a result, increase its energy performance.

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.

Thermal Insulation - Pilkington

Thermal Insulation and Window Energy Ratings. Heat loss is normally measured by the thermal transmittance or U-value, usually expressed in W/m 2 K. In its most basic terms, the lower the U-value, the greater the thermal insulation, however, the amount of free heat energy from the sun, the solar gain or g-value can also have a big impact.