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Solar Energy
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Solar Energy range NSG TEC ™ Pilkington Microwhite™ Pilkington Optiwhite™ Pilkington Sunplus™

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Moving from hydrocarbon dependency to renewable energy The use of solar energy glass and the NSG Group Over the past few years, legislation has been Glass is an integral and important element of introduced around the world to address the issue these solar panels. of renewable energy, spurred on by the Kyoto Our wide range of high quality products are protocol and subsequent national targets. used in the three leading solar technologies It is increasingly recognized that a move from aimed at converting solar energy into electricity: hydrocarbons is essential as supplies are finite thin film...

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Source: Juwi Solar Converting solar energy into electricity Thin Film Photovoltaics Characteristics Thin film photovoltaic modules produce power at low cost per watt. They are ideal for large scale solar farms, as well as Building Integrated Photovoltaic applications (BIPV). They benefit from generating consistent power, not only at elevated temperatures, but also on cloudy, overcast days and at low sun angles. For BIPV applications, thin film modules have excellent aesthetics. They also benefit from a relatively small drop in power output under partial shadowing when compared with...

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There are a number of thin film photovoltaic with different haze and conductivity levels. technologies including amorphous silicon (a-Si), All our NSG TEC™ products are manufactured tandem (a-Si/μ-Si) – a combination of amorphous using a patented chemical vapour deposition and microcrystalline silicon, cadmium telluride process to produce a durable, on-line pyrolytic (CdTe), copper indium (gallium) diselenide (CIS, coating that may be heat strengthened or fully CIGS) and dye-sensitised solar cells (DSSC). tempered, providing complete flexibility for a-Si, a-Si/μ-Si, CdTe and DSSC are...

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NSG TEC™ Sodium Block is used for CIS/CIGS Our NSG TEC™ products are available in either applications. It includes a sodium barrier layer, standard or low iron glass composition depending which offers manufacturers improved product stability and increased process throughput. NSG TEC™ range product features summary: l the product easy to transport, store, handle igh light transmittance, medium to high h and process, reducing costs and lead times; l available on standard clear or low iron conductivity, low to high haze properties NSG TEC™ C15 available with a choice to suit all thin film...

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Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics Characteristics There are two types of crystalline silicon modules: Developed from the microelectronics technology mono-crystalline silicon, produced by slicing ulti-crystalline silicon, made by sawing m industry, crystalline silicon (c-Si) is the most widely used solar technology. Due to their high efficiency, wafers from a high-purity single crystal ingot; crystalline silicon modules are best suited to a cast block of silicon first into bars and then applications where space is at a premium. into wafers. Mono-crystalline modules typically have higher In...

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The glass type normally used for this technology is low iron rolled glass such as Pilkington Sunplus™, often in toughened form, combined with an Anti-Reflective (AR) coating, to ensure that the maximum solar radiation reaches the PV cells. It is also possible to use low iron float glass such as Pilkington Optiwhite™. Our products Pilkington Sunplus™ is a glass specifically developed for use in crystalline silicon modules. This high performance low iron glass has very high solar energy transmittance. When toughened, its strength and durability make it the ideal choice for this application....

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Source: Flabeg Concentrated Solar Power Technology Characteristics direct sunlight and they generally follow the Concentrated solar power technology uses mirrors sun's path during the day through an axis tracking system. Typical examples are parabolic The concentrated sunlight can either be directed troughs and heliostat power towers. onto a heat transfer material which generates The high performance mirrors are manufactured electricity through a turbine, or onto a very high using metallic reflective coatings and weather performance photovoltaic cell, which converts it protective paints...

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Pilkington Optiwhite™ S and Pilkington Microwhite™ features summary: l Since the sunlight has to travel through the glass very high solar heat transmittance; twice before reaching the heat transfer material, very high light transmittance; consistent lifetime performance following very high light transmittance, low absorptance glass such as Pilkington Optiwhite™ S, Pilkington Microwhite or low iron NSG TEC ™ prolonged exposure to the sun (no solarisation); l Sodium Block is required for this application. available in annealed form only for Pilkington Microwhite™; l from 400 × 600 mm up to...

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Converting solar energy into hot water Solar Thermal Collectors Characteristics Flat-plate solar collectors consist of an insulated Solar heating systems are generally composed box which contains a dark absorber plate under of solar thermal collectors, a water storage tank a glass cover, that hermetically seals the system or interconnecting pipes and a fluid system to while maximizing the energy input. The glass move the heat from the collector to the tank. cover plate will transmit the sunlight while The sun’s energy is used to heat water flowing protecting the system from harsh weather....

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Our expertise in solar technology Drawing on the combined strengths of Furthermore, we have been a technological Nippon Sheet Glass and Pilkington, NSG leader in low iron glass compositions for Group has been closely associated with the twenty-five years. This is why we are able leading companies within the crystalline silicon to offer all the support and guidance required and thin film photovoltaic industries for many by our valued solar customers. years. This collaboration has come about, in part, as a result of the historical expertise in NSG Group has a global solar energy organisa-...

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