Dynamic glass market poised for growth as new production capacity comes online
October 1, 2012
While experts have described the widespread adoption of dynamic glazing as “imminent” for the last decade, their forecasts have yet to come to fruition. However, a current confluence of market forces has the segment poised for growth in an unprecedented way.
Specification of solar energy products higher than average in dorm, education, amusement projects
October 5, 2010
Although the specification rate of solar panels and photovoltaic cells (1.89 percent) is low in commercial construction, certain sectors are specifying solar energy products at significantly higher rates than average, according to data from McGraw-Hill Construction, New York. Most notable among these sectors are dormitory and education projects, as well as amusement projects (e.g., stadiums,...
EcoGuard Solar Boost-LP, Guardian Industries Corp.
September 2, 2010
This past year, Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., introduced EcoGuard Solar Boost-LP, laminated parabolic mirrors for concentrated solar power applications. The mirrors are designed to provide high solar reflectivity, concentrating efficiency and durability. EcoGuardSolar Boost uses Guardian’s highest performing solar glass, EcoGuard Float, and the company’s mirror technology to create a...
October 28, 2009
The 2009 Solar Power International Conference, hosted by Washington D.C.’s Solar Electric Power Association and Solar Energy Industries Association, opened its doors Oct. 27 in Anaheim, Calif. The show more than doubled the number of exhibiting companies and the net square feet of exhibit space since 2008, according to the conference guide. About 900 companies exhibited in the show on...
August 6, 2009
A new six-page brochure from Henkel Corp., headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany, provides detailed information on the company’s line of Loctite adhesives and sealants for manufacturing photovoltaic and concentrating solar modules, according to an Aug. 6 release. The literature, Solutions for the Solar Power Industry, offers technical data on products for elastomeric bonding and sealing...
Technology, products evolve as green structures become the norm
March 25, 2009
Coating, an integral part of glass manufacturing, can be divided into roughly two types: low-emissivity coatings, which improve the energy efficiency of glass used in architectural and automotive applications; and specialty coatings, which enhance the electro-optical, catalytic, or conducting properties of glass. Specialty coatings have currently become a major value-added market for the flat...
November 26, 2008
Solar as a trend has so far been mainly in Europe, says Russell J. Ebeid, president, Glass Group, Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills. Mich. “Europeans have always been into use of glass of unique nature; whereas U.S. is more vanilla [in its use of unique glass], not exotic,” he said. “And that’s because the builders in the U.S. don’t pay for exotic.” The U...
Potential and risks for U.S. glass industry
November 26, 2008
The U.S. is starting to wake up as far as solar power is concerned, and much of it is in the south.