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Glass and Solar Energy - Pilkington

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Glass & Solar Energy. Glass is an integral and important element of photovoltaic solar panels. To increase efficiency, low-iron glass, which is more expensive, but clearer than ordinary glass, is increasingly specified. Anti-reflective coatings can also increase the amount of usable solar energy.

Solar Energy - Pilkington

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Our range of solar glass products includes NSG TEC™, Pilkington Optiwhite™, and Pilkington Sunplus™. Each of our solar glass solutions are optimised to suit specific technologies, making NSG the ideal provider of glass to solar energy technology manufacturers. Solar Glass and Solar Technologies

Sun Angle Calculator - Pilkington

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Sun Angle Calculator. The Pilkington Sun Angle Calculator. This handy tool provides a relatively simple method of determining solar geometry variables for architectural design, such as designing shading devices or locating the position of the sun relative to a particular latitude and time.

Solar Control - Pilkington

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Overview. 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 minimize 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.

Thermal Insulation - Pilkington

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(2) Allowing high transmission of the solar radiation (short wave radiation) through the glass to benefit from passive solar heat gain through the glass. During the winter, low-emissivity (low-e) glass can reduce heat loss while allowing high levels of valuable free solar gain to heat buildings with no significant loss in natural light.

Pilkington Optiwhite™ for Solar Applications

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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. This range of low-iron glass products is suitable for use in thin film photovoltaics, crystalline silicon photovoltaics, concentrated solar power technology ...

NSG TEC™ for Solar Applications - Pilkington

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NSG TEC™ for solar applications offers following benefits: High light transmittance, medium to high conductivity, low to high haze properties TCO glass to suit all thin film photovoltaics Coating properties are resistant to heat (i.e. unaffected by very high processing temperature)

NSG Group Announces Location of New U.S. Manufacturing Plant - Pilkington

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The 500,000 square foot facility will be located in Troy Township, Ohio nearby First Solar’s Lake Township, Ohio site. Toledo, Ohio (October 19, 2018) – NSG Group announced today it has selected a location for its new glass production facility in the United States. The new plant will support the Group’s plan to expand production capacity ...

Applications for Pilkington Optiwhite for Solar applications

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Pilkington Optiwhite™ is a range of ultra-clear float low iron glass, which maximises the solar energy transmittance and, therefore, the efficiency of the photovoltaic modules. For more information on our solar glass product range, please read our solar glass literature or stay up-to-date with our latest solar glass news.

Green Resources - Pilkington

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For many years, Pilkington energy efficient products have shown a commitment to the environment by carrying the ENERGY STAR label. With our most recent Green Building Partnership, Pilkington North America will ensure its float glass manufacturing facilities that produce energy efficient products are also operated with concern for the environment.

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