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Manufacturer's Product Description

Solar

• Solite®
• Solatex®
• Krystal Klear®
• PV-TCO Solar™

AFG Glass is the world’s leading producer of solar glass, and has been supplying solar product solutions since 1972. AFG’s broad product line includes high-quality solar glasses designed for photovoltaic installations, greenhouse glazing, and both active and passive applications.

Customers can rely on AFG Glass for solar solutions that are cost-effective, durable, and virtually maintenance-free. AFG’s industry-leading solar products feature a unique material composition and a low iron content that translate into a nearly colorless appearance—as well as high levels of light and energy transmission. Solar glass from AFG is also non-flammable and fully temperable.

While AFG’s solar products are custom-tailored for various real-world applications and customer performance needs, they all feature the exceptional quality and outstanding consistency that AFG Glass is known for.

Solite®

Solite® from AFG Glass is the perfect choice for most active solar applications where obscurity of the absorber plate is a key consideration. Solite is a low-iron rolled glass that features a stippled pattern on one surface—providing the desired obscurity level, while retaining high transmission values.

Solite combines high active solar performance with a distinctive, nearly colorless appearance that complements many architectural designs. Like all solar product solutions from AFG Glass, Solite is designed for durable, maintenance-free performance—as well as outstanding cost effectiveness. It is available in thicknesses of 1/8", 5/32", and 3/16".

Ultra-clear, non-flammable, and fully temperable, Solite is a versatile solution that reflects the product expertise and industry leadership of AFG Glass—which has been producing solar glass for more than 30 years.

Solatex®

Solatex® is a unique product solution from industry leader AFG Glass that features a lightly textured finish ideal for diffusing light. Solatex is recommended for those solar applications where ultimate levels of transmission are required.

Manufactured with smooth rolls, Solatex allows slightly higher transmission levels at acute angles of incidence—and its textured surface also creates excellent adhesion for solar panels. Applications for Solatex include flat plate solar collectors, photovoltaics, and commercial greenhouses. Available thicknesses for Solatex are 1/8", 5/32", and 3/16".

The low iron content of Solatex results in an ultraclear glass that helps bring many architectural visions to life—without compromising performance. Solatex is a versatile solution that is fully temperable, and conforms to federal specifications. Customers can rely on Solatex to deliver durable, maintenance-free performance that reflects AFG’s industry leadership and long history of solar glass expertise.

Krystal Klear®

As its name suggests, Krystal Klear® solar glass from AFG features a lovely, virtually colorless appearance that offers exciting possibilities for architects, designers, builders, and manufacturers.

A low-iron float glass, Krystal Klear combines an attractive appearance with high visible light transmittance, high solar transmittance, and a high shading coefficient. In testing, it has exceeded the light and solar energy performance of competitive solar glasses, as well as acrylic and polycarbonate products.

Available in 1/8", 5/32", 1/4", and 3/8" thicknesses, Krystal Klear from AFG is a durable, versatile, and fully temperable solution. While it is ideal for passive solar applications, its crystal clarity also makes it an excellent choice for such specialty applications as furniture, appliances, framing, shelving, and display cases. In commercial buildings, Krystal Klear is also well-suited for spandrel and storefront installations.

PV-TCO Solar™

An innovative coated solution, PV-TCO Solar™ from AFG Glass is designed to maximize the efficiency of amorphous silicon cells. This transparent conductive oxide product complements AFG’s established solar solutions, and meets the special needs of customers utilizing amorphous silicon technologies.

This practical, durable solution from AFG maximizes the performance of amorphous silicon cells by delivering excellent transmission, superior conductivity, and the high haze levels needed to trap light in the amorphous silicon layer—and increase overall photovoltaic output. To meet customized output needs, PV-TCO Solar is easy to etch by laser ablation and wet chemical processes.

AFG’s versatile PV-TCO Solar is available in a 1/8" thickness, can be tempered or bent, and is offered in sizes up to 130" x 204". It features an electrical conductivity of 9 to 15 ohms/square, with haze ranging from 11% to 15%. Visible transmission exceeds 77% when direct-measured—and is greater than 83% when haze-compensated.

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