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 Control - Pilkington

Solar Energy 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.

Specifying solar control glazing to improve energy efficiency

Increased awareness around energy consumption and tightened regulations have resulted in an uplift in demand for solar control glazing. Phil Brown, European regulatory marketing manager at Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, offers a guide to the technology. Recent research from the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasts that air conditioning (AC) units will be one of the top drivers of global electricity demand by 2050, with the number in use growing from 1.6bn today to 5.6bn in that time.

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.

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 ...

Architectural glass production powered by hydrogen in ...

Solar Energy. NSG TEC ... David Parkin, Director of Progressive Energy and Project Director of HyNet North West said: “Industry is vital for the economy but is difficult to decarbonise. HyNet is focused on removing carbon from industry through a range of technologies including the capturing and locking up of carbon and the production and use ...

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.

Not only can glazing bring daylight into buildings – it ...

Of course, a further benefit is that, because the glazing is extracting much of the energy from the sunlight in order to generate electricity, it reduces the heating effect of the light entering the building, helping to reduce overheating and dependence on air conditioning, in much the same way as solar control glass.

Heat - Pilkington

The rate of radiant energy emitted per unit wavelength interval is called the spectral energy distribution function. As indicated in the diagram below only a narrow band between 380 nm and 780 nm of the solar spectrum received at the earth's surface is visible to the eye, whilst the radiation below 380 nm (ultraviolet) and between 780 nm and about 3000 nm (near infrared) and beyond is invisible.