Solar Control - Pilkington

In hot climates, solar control glass can be used to minimise solar heat gain and help control glare. In temperate regions, it can be used to balance solar control with high levels of natural light. Solar control glass can be specified for any situation where excessive solar heat gain is likely to be an issue, eg. large facades, glass walkways, atria and conservatories.

Solar control - Pilkington

Control of the sun's heat can be achieved in a number of ways. The most popular is by using a coloured glass such at the Pilkington Optifloat™ Tint range or Pilkington Arctic Blue™ which simply reduce incoming heat transmission. A similar effect can be achieved using a sandwich of glass with a tinted interlayer Pilkington Optilam™ I Colour.

Solar Control - Pilkington

Solar Control - Barriers to the Sun Intensive research over several decades has equipped the float process with ingenious ways of controlling solar energy for greater comfort and economy. Ingredients can readily be added to the melter to control the wavelength and percentage of radiation transmitted or absorbed by the finished product.

Solar Control - Pilkington

Solar Control The last decade has seen significant improvements in the design and application of solar control glazings in vehicles. The major drivers are passenger comfort, minimising the degrading effects of the sun's radiation on interior trims and fabrics, and improving fuel consumption by lowering the load on the vehicle's air-conditioning unit.

Solar control - Pilkington

Air conditioning has to control the solar load on the building as well as all the heat generated internally. By reducing the solar gain with solar control glass the air conditioning plant can be smaller and cheaper to run. The savings more than offset the additional cost of solar control glass.

Solar Control Glass - Pilkington

Solar control is a key issue in terms of energy saving: in hot conditions, or for buildings with high internal loads, it is used to minimise solar heat gain by rejecting solar radiation and help control glare, in more temperate conditions it can be used to balance solar control with high levels of natural light.

Pilkington Suncool™ Range

The range manages comfort and costs all year round, with the solar control glass minimising solar heat gain; rejecting solar radiation and controlling glare in hot conditions. Equally, in more temperate conditions, Pilkington Suncool™ works to balance solar control with high levels of natural light.

Pilkington Insulight™ Sun

The main purpose of Pilkington Insulight™ Sun units is solar control. It can be combined with low emissivity glass helping to reduce the solar heat gain by up to 70%. This brings comfort in rooms all year round, with solar control glass to protect against excess heat in the summer, and low emissivity glass to protect against heat loss in the winter.

Turning down the heat with solar control glazing

One of the most significant developments in this time is solar control glazing. As its name suggests, solar control glazing prevents excessive temperature build-up in summer months or in climates where the weather is hot all year round. Until recently, solar control glazing was most commonly used in commercial settings.