Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en/global/knowledge-base/types-of-glass/solar-energy/solar-technologies/crystalline-silicon-photovoltaicsCrystalline silicon photovoltaics is the most widely used photovoltaic technology. Crystalline silicon photovoltaics are modules built using crystalline silicon solar cells (c-Si). These have high efficiency, making crystalline silicon photovoltaics an interesting technology where space is at a premium. Crystalline silicon solar cellsPhotovoltaics and the Environment - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en/global/commercial-applications/types-of-glass/solar-energy/photovoltaics-and-the-environmentPhotovoltaics, an environmentally friendly energy supply Solar energy is the main source of energy on earth. Solar panels can harness this renewable energy directly and generate electricity or heat. Solar panels are environmentally friendly and reliable.Thin Film Photovoltaics - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en/global/knowledge-base/types-of-glass/solar-energy/solar-technologies/thin-film-photovoltaicsThin film photovoltaic modules produce power at low cost per watt. They are ideal for large scale solar farms, as well as Building Integrated Photovoltaic applications (BIPV). They benefit from generating consistent power, not only at elevated temperatures, but also on cloudy, overcast days and at low sun angles.Pilkington Sunplus™ BIPVhttps://www.pilkington.com/en/global/products/product-categories/solar-energy/pilkington-sunplus-bipvBIPV stands for Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) and refers to a building component which has been enhanced to perform as a renewable energy generating material in addition to being an integrated part of the architecture and building façade.Solar Energy - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en/global/products/product-categories/solar-energyThe NSG Group offers a range of specialised glass and coated glass products used in all of the leading solar energy technologies, including thin film photovoltaics, crystalline silicon photovoltaics, concentrated solar power technology and solar thermal collectors.Pilkington Optiwhite™ for Solar Applicationshttps://www.pilkington.com/en/global/products/product-categories/solar-energy/pilkington-optiwhite-for-solar-applicationsWith its very high solar energy transmittance, our low iron glass Pilkington Optiwhite™ is the ideal cover plate for a range of solar technologies, including Thin Film Photovoltaics, Concentrated Solar Power Technology and Solar Thermal Collectors.Concentrated Solar Power Technology - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en/global/commercial-applications/types-of-glass/solar-energy/solar-technologies/concentrated-solar-power-technologyConcentrated solar power technology uses solar mirrors to concentrate sunlight. The concentrated sunlight can either be directed onto a heat transfer material which generates electricity through a turbine, or onto a very high performance photovoltaic cell, which converts it into electricity.NSG TEC™ for Solar Applications - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en/global/products/product-categories/solar-energy/nsg-tec-for-solar-applicationsNSG 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.Photovoltaics - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en/global/commercial-applications/glass-applications/photovoltaicsPhotovoltaics NSG Group manufacture glass for photovoltaic panels and solar collectors. A comprehensive range of TCO (transparent conductive oxide) glass is used in the manufacture of thin plate panels used in the direct conversion of solar radiation to electricity.NSG’s Solar Glass Float Furnace in U.S. Starts Operation - Pilkingtonhttps://www.pilkington.com/en/global/news-insights/latest/nsgs-solar-glass-float-furnace-in-us-starts-operationPress Release 12 Nov 2020 NSG Group announced today the float furnace to produce TCO (transparent conductive oxide) coated glass for solar panels in Luckey, Ohio has started operation. Due to the pandemic, the inaugural furnace lighting ceremony was held virtually and streamed live over the company social media platforms.