VIDEO: The glass highway
They say a photo (or in this case, a video) is worth a thousand words, so I will keep this short.
In this frustrating economic environment, sometimes it's easy for me to get bogged down by falling ABI numbers and gloomy construction forecasts. Then I see videos like this, and I'm reminded that the future of the glass industry is bright: very bright.
Our industry, and those working in concert with it, continue to make product advancements that stretch the limits of glass applications, and the imagination. I continually see products and projects featuring glass in new and innovative ways, and that makes the glass industry an exciting place to be.
Will we live in a world where our highways are made of glass solar panels like those in this video? Will glaziers installing BIPV today be installing solar highways tomorrow? Who knows? But it's interesting to think about.
Chase is editorial director of Glass Magazine, e-glass weekly and GlassMagazine.com. Write her at firstname.lastname@example.org.