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Solar Energy - Pilkington

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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 Panels - Pilkington

https://www.pilkington.com/en/global/residential-applications/glass-applications/solar-panels

Solar energy panels offer alternative solutions for a range of energy requirements, from small scale domestic applications to large scale solar power stations, from cloudy northern rooftops to hot sunny deserts. Glass is an integral and important element of these solar panels. Our wide range of high quality products are used in the three leading solar technologies aimed at converting solar energy into electricity: thin film photovoltaics, crystalline silicon photovoltaics and concentrated ...

Photovoltaics and the Environment - Pilkington

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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. Glass is an integral part of most solar technologies, playing a functional role in ensuring efficient and effective solar energy conversion.

NSG TEC™ for Solar Applications

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Used in Thin Film Photovoltaics, NSG TEC™ is a range of coated glass designed and optimised for each of the main thin film photovoltaic technologies, including amorphous silicon (a-Si), tandem (a-Si/μ/Si), cadmium telluride (CdTe), copper indium (gallium) diselenide (CIS, CIGS) and dye-sensitised solar cells (DSSC).

Glass for Solar Panels - Pilkington

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Glass is a durable, highly transparent material making it an obvious choice for solar energy applications. Our extra clear solar glass offers superior solar energy transmittance and is stable under solar radiation. It also survives harsh environmental conditions and protects the sensitive components of solar modules from water and humidity ingress.

NSG’s Solar Glass Float Furnace in U.S. Starts Operation

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The new 500,000 square foot glass production facility was built as part of the 38 billion yen investment plan announced in May 2018 to expand production capacity of TCO glass to support the growing solar market. The investment is part of a long-term supply agreement with U.S.-headquartered First Solar, Inc., which operates the Western Hemisphere’s largest photovoltaic (PV) solar ...

Cooling buildings without warming the planet

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Solar Control Glass; Solar Energy; Structural Glazing; Cooling buildings without warming the planet Air-conditioning in large buildings is a necessity today. The demand for it will increase into the future, due not only to the increasing numbers of people working in large buildings, but also because of rising external temperatures and higher ...

Pilkington K Glass™ N

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improved energy efficiency compared to clear float glass (U g-value of 1.5 W/m²K), high solar heat gain decreasing further the need for heating and lighting, helps save money on heating bills through energy saving, suitable for use in uPVC, timber and aluminium profiles – both in new and replacement glass windows,