From Silicon Valley
Innovations in Solar + Glass
By PR for People News Team
NSG Group, the owner of the Pilkington brand, and one of the world’s largest glass producers, and Solaria, specialists in PV technology, are entering into a collaboration agreement to manufacture and produce semi-transparent building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) solutions.
The NSG Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of glass and glazing systems in three major business areas: Architectural, Automotive and Technical Glass. Automotive serves the original equipment, aftermarket replacement, and specialized transport glazing markets.
Solaria Corporation is a solar technology company that is paving the way for distributed, clean power generation through optimized solutions for a range of applications.
According to Suvi Sharma, CEO, Solaria Corporation, “Solar can be deployed in a wide variety of ways. A diverse range of applications is facilitating solar everywhere; that’s in large part due to solar becoming increasingly inexpensive and plentiful.”
NSG Group chose to collaborate with Solaria due to the company’s robust BIPV technology and manufacturing processes that combine attractive aesthetics, compelling economics, high energy efficiency and design flexibility.
Here are some quick facts about energy production and Solaria’s capabilities: Fifty percent of energy production globally is used in buildings. Silicon Valley-based Solaria has devised innovative technologies for wider PV deployment in the built environment, from the urban landscape (buildings) to rural areas, including greenhouses, and through partner solutions. Building facades offer vast potential for generating clean electricity while providing energy cost savings. This is the focus of Solaria’s pursuit: solar on rooftops, in windows and on building facades.
Suvi Sharma further stated, “By optimizing solar solutions that can be deployed on a massive scale in the built environment and through partner solutions – Solaria has truly emerged as a key energy technology provider.”