Owing to rising levels of heat, modern-day architecture is mainly energy-efficiency focused. Though natural light is vital for a comfortable existence, heat and glare are like the chaff that needs to be removed. These two are notorious for causing unwanted health issues and rising energy bills.
On the other hand, glass still holds a prominent position in the construction industry but can it counter this problem? Well, ordinary glass does not stand a chance but innovative glass solutions such as solar glass can deal with this issue with ease.
What is Solar Glass?
Solar glass or solar control glass is a specially coated glass that is designed to reduce the amount of heat entering the building. This glass reflects and absorbs the sun’s rays and helps control the glare. Solar glass only allows a small amount of heat to pass when compared to normal glass, i.e. float glass. By upgrading your regular glass to solar glass, you will be able to keep the interior of your property cooler while also allowing ample natural light into your space.
Importance of Solar Glass for Buildings
Solar control glass has many applications in the construction industry. Roof, windows, skylights, facades- solar glass can be used in several ways in a building. Whether it’s a commercial building like business centres, shopping malls or residential property, solar glass can be used for either of them. It can also be used for both external and internal purposes.
Given below are some benefits that solar glass offers to buildings –
In a country like India where generally the temperature during the summer months ranges from 35 to 40-degrees Celsius, the electricity bills increase quite a bit due to air-conditioners. By opting for solar glass, you can reduce the amount of heat entering the interiors. This can improve energy utilisation and decrease the operating cost of cooling systems, thereby reducing your electricity bills. Since the amount of natural light entering the indoors is not affected due to solar control coating, your property’s interior will not only remain cooler during the summer months, but it will also be brighter and airier. This will lessen your need for artificial lighting and will further reduce energy bills while making your property an energy-efficient zone.
Cutting down on needless CO2 is the need of the hour and what better way to do it than to opt for solar glass for your homes and commercial establishments. Residential and commercial buildings that use more energy than is necessary for cooling purposes are a major source of unnecessary CO2 emissions. As solar control glass acts as green glass, it can be used to enhance sustainability by creating sustainable structures. Sustainability, energy-efficiency, and reduction of carbon footprint lies at the core of solar glass and hence incorporating it in the construction of buildings is an environment-conscious decision.
Whether it is your home or office, solar glass prevents both heat and glare from entering your property and hence provides a comfortable and pleasant indoor environment.
If privacy is one of your major concerns then the exterior of the solar glass can easily be made reflective to enhance its privacy. This is why reflective solar control glasses are commonly used as glass facades for Corporate offices.
Solar control glass can be easily paired with other types of glass to achieve multi-functional glazing as per your requirements. Whether you want noise reduction, thermal insulation or you desire to enhance the safety and security quotient, solar glass can easily be imbued with such attributes.
Importance of Solar Glass for Cars
Laminated glass provides incredible strength to your car windshield. But when the special polyvinyl-butyral (PVB) interlayer of laminated glass is teamed up with solar control utilities, your car’s windshield can tackle all heat-related issues.
Given below are some benefits of using solar glass in cars –
Improved Fuel Efficiency
India’s scorching summer heat can make car interiors almost intolerable. This results in over-using your car’s air conditioner. But with the use of solar glass, you can reduce the amount of heat. This will, in turn, cut down energy bills. Lowering your usage of air-conditioners will improve fuel efficiency, and fuel-efficiency will lower CO2 emissions.
Finding shade to park your car is not always possible. In such a situation, the accumulated heat inside your car takes a while to dissipate, making the interiors highly uncomfortable until then. A solar coated windshield can absorb the sun’s Infrared (IR) rays that cause excessive heat, thereby bringing down the interior temperature of your car.
The harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun can cause various problems such as sunburn, premature ageing of the skin, eye damage, and in some cases, even skin cancer. Solar glass can block solar radiation and protect you and your loved ones.
Longer Upholstery Life
Prolonged exposure to the harsh glare of the sun can gradually destroy the look of the upholstery. By installing solar glass for your car windshield, you can protect the upholstery from exposure to high temperatures. Moreover, this will also protect the other items that you often keep in your car such as sunglasses, water bottles, etc.
When looking for solar glass, look no further than AIS Glass! We are the leading integrated glass manufacturer of the country, offering 360-degree support on our innovative glass solutions. Our premium-quality solar glass can effectively keep unwanted heat and glare at bay while still letting you enjoy floodlit interiors. Available in a variety of shades and sizes, our solar control glass will give you an energy-efficiency experience unlike any other.
So, get in touch with us today!