Pilkington Optiwhite™ for Solar Applications

With 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.

NSG TEC™ for 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 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.

Applications for Pilkington Sunplus

Crystalline silicon photovoltaics is the most widely used photovoltaic technology. Crystalline silicon photovoltaics are modules built using crystalline silicon solar cells (c-Si), developed from the microelectronics technology industry.

Applications for Pilkington Optiwhite for Solar applications

In crystalline silicon photovoltaics, solar cells are generally connected together and then laminated under toughened, high transmittance glass to produce reliable, weather resistant photovoltaic modules.

Glass and Solar Energy - Pilkington

Glass is an integral and important element of solar modules, used to convert solar energy into electricity. In traditional photovoltaics, the solar cells may be encapsulated using toughened high-transmission glass, which protects the cells from the elements.

Rossford Solar Array - Pilkington

Construction is well underway on a 1.4 MW solar array installation at our Rossford, Ohio site. This project, constructed by AEP OnSite Partners, is scheduled to be completed early next year and will supply about 2.5 million kWh’s of renewable energy annually.

Product Range - Pilkington

Higher haze values are desirable for thin film silicon technologies which benefit from the light trapping effect from light scattering TCO glass. Alternatively, other thin film photovoltaics like CdTe, offer good light absorption and do not benefit from a light scattering TCO glass.

Product Finder - Pilkington

Pilkington Optiwhite™ for Solar Applications. Pilkington Optiwhite™ is a range of extra clear low-iron float glass products with very high solar transmittance, offering improved solar energy conversion and consistent performances.

Pilkington Sunplus™

Pilkington Sunplus™ is a glass specifically developed for crystalline silicon photovoltaics.

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