Frequently asked questions

Yes – we can double or triple glaze using standard techniques and including inert fillings as required.

Polysolar glass (PS-CT) blocks virtually all ultraviolet (UV) light.

From an infrared (IR) perspective, the amount blocked depends on the transparency. It is low-e glass due to:

1. The layers that it is made of, 

2. The shading produced by the photovoltaic layer, and 

3. The photovoltaic layer absorbing infrared electricity.

Our glass reduces heat gain/loss in buildings to a g-value ≈ 0.24 for single glazing and u-value ≈ 1 W/m²K for double glazed units.

It is low-e glass due to the layers.

Yes, if you are looking for a particular aesthetic then we can apply patterns, logos or more traditional building textures to glass. We have a range of patterns or textures that can change the look of our solar pv glass including: concrete, wood, rust, brick, marble, anthracite, black, grey and white.

Yes – we can supply transparent panels with coloured layers, or opaque panels with a colour to the outside. This will affect performance however this will be less than a 5% reduction. The closer to white the colour is, the more impact it will have on the performance.

We manufacture in standard sizes to minimise costs and standardise as much as possible. Non-standard sizes are available on request however please bear in mind logistical requirements such as shipping and manual handling. Panels cannot be cut to size on site due to tempered glass being used in their construction.

Currently due to wiring constraints this is not possible.

In theory, yes, however due to the mixed sizes of domestic home windows and the requirement for opening we do not find it to be cost effective.

Yes, however these can be difficult to connect electrically. We would recommend using as many standard shapes as possible and having non-standard shapes as dummy panels.

Yes, we can provide small samples of either 150 x 150 mm or 300 x 300 mm in varying transparencies. These are offered on a paid for or deposit scheme.

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