Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Another $6 million in grants may soon be awarded to several solar manufacturers in Ohio, thanks to the state's Third Frontier Photovoltaic Program. The recommendation announcement came last week; the awards are contingent on the approval of the state's Controlling Board. The program supports the R&D that addresses the technical and cost barriers to commercialization of PV components and...
  • Solyndra, a Fremont, Calif., solar-panel maker that received a $535 million federal loan guarantee in March to build a massive new factory, filed Friday [Dec. 18, 2009] for a $300 million initial public stock offering, one of the largest such offerings in the past few years.Officials with the company were not immediately available for comment. But the firm disclosed its plans in a...
  • As young and developing as the solar photovoltaics industry is today, concentrating photovoltaics finds itself in an even more nascent stage, fighting for visibility and funding in a burgeoning solar market. The CPV industry is about where the thin-film PV industry was seven or eight years ago, struggling for bankability, according to Nancy Hartsoch, director of the CPV Consortium (Sunnyvale,...
  • Toledo-based glass maker Pilkington North America Inc. will install a $1.4 million solar array at its plant in Northwood, thanks in part to a state and federal grant that will offset nearly half the cost.The 3,450-panel project, to be built by fall 2010 at the company's Plant 21 site on East Broadway, is one of 25 alternative-energy projects in Ohio that will share more than $13 million in...
  • Gov. Ed Rendell says a Greek company that makes solar panels will open a new manufacturing facility along the Philadelphia waterfront.Athens-based Heliosphera plans to open the plant in Philadelphia's redeveloped Navy Yard, according to a Nov. 30 Chicago Tribune report. 
  • A huge expansion of a solar panel manufacturing plant in Perrysburg Township is nearing completion just in time for a massive planned increase in solar energy use across the United States and Canada.Utility-scale solar fields, mostly in the West and South, will consume the output of the First Solar Inc. plant through 2015 and probably will cause the company to import panels from its factories in...
  • Gov. Edward G. Rendell, D-Pa., has approved more than $23 million for 36 new solar and other alternative energy projects. The Commonwealth Financing Authority administers Pennsylvania's economic stimulus programs, including the $650 million Alternative Energy Investment Fund.SunEdison received approval for its $5 million solar energy program loan for a $19.9 million solar energy system at its...
  • China's Suntech Power Holdings is no newcomer to the U.S. Last May, President Barack Obama toured the U.S.' largest solar panel installation at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. There, row upon row of shiny black Suntech solar panels span 140 acres, cranking out up to 14 megawatts of electricity on sunny days.Suntech landed that project the same way it has raced to the top of the fast-growing...
  • The solar installation at UT’s Scott Park Campus of Energy and Innovation will become the largest solar field in Ohio upon its completion by the end of this year, according to industry sources.“UT will have the largest solar field in Ohio and it was built cheaper, faster and quicker thanks to ADG and First Solar,” said Norm Johnston, chairman of Ohio Advanced Energy (OAE), a...
  • Konarka Technologies Inc., [Lowell, Mass.], an innovator in development and commercialization of Konarka Power Plastic, a material that converts light to energy, today announced the company, along with Arch Aluminum & Glass Co., [Tamarac, Fla.], has launched the first curtain wall pilot project that will integrate Konarka Power Plastic into a wall structure at Arch’s office building in...
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  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....