PPG expert sees era of growth, innovation in solar glazings
Wayne Boor, manager, solar technology transfer, for PPG Industries' performance glazings business, said industry forecasters expect solar glazings to account for 10 to 20 percent of flat glass sales, if not more, by 2015, according to an Aug. 16 release.
As part of a presentation at the Glass Association of North America’s Solar Symposium in July, Boor said he expects the rise of solar glazings to resemble an earlier era of glass industry innovation, the growth of automotive glass. He explained that prior to 1900, nearly all flat glass manufactured in the United States was for architectural applications. By 1940, automotive glass accounted for about 25 percent of all flat glass sales. Boor said he sees a similar arc for solar glazings, which now account for about 2 percent of flat glass sales.
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