Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Global glass manufacturer Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., will present its line of solar glass products at the third Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Summit, Nov. 11-12, in Seville, Spain (Booth #7), according to a Nov. 9 release. Guardian will feature its EcoGuard Solar Boost-LP, laminated parabolic mirrors for concentrating solar power applications, which provides best-...
  • U.S. solar market poised for continued growth in 2010; electric utilities continue to make major investments in solar energy; industry leaders vow to fight for energy reform See more coverage from the conference.Solar Power International 2009, the largest business-to-business solar energy conference and expo in North America, broke attendance records for the sixth year in a row last week....
  • Flabeg, [Germany,] global leader in high-tech glass and mirror applications, is opening a new production facility for solar mirrors which are used to help generate electricity at large-scale solar power plants. The new 209.00-square-foot manufacturing facility is erected in the Clinton Commerce Park near Pittsburgh International Airport, according to an Oct. 29 Reuters report. 
  • Solar power technology used in the Third World is a small, but critical, part of the solar industry, said Paula Mints, principal analyst, Navigant Consulting, PV Services Program, Palo Alto, Calif. Mints delivered the Market Overview seminar Oct. 27 during the Solar Power International Conference that ran through Oct. 29 at the Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center. “Solar systems are acting...
  • Many glass companies have taken time during the recession to invest in their solar businesses, building new facilities and adding lines, company representatives said during Solar Power International, Oct. 27-29 in Anaheim, Calif. Cardinal Solar Technologies, a business of Cardinal Glass Industries, Eden Prairie, Minn., started working in solar technology two years ago, said Andy Jensen, vice...
  • After experiencing a boom during 2004-08, the worldwide solar industry is suffering a downturn in 2009 and will remain soft for several years, according to Paula Mints, principal analyst, Navigant Consulting, PV Services Program, Palo Alto, Calif. Mints delivered the Market Overview seminar Oct. 27 during the first day of the Solar Power International Conference that runs through Oct. 29 at the...
  • A New York company plans to open a solar panel manufacturing facility in Millville that would employ 282 people, many of them local glassworkers.IPP Solar confirmed plans Thursday [Oct. 15] to partner with Italian producer MX Group and unnamed investors in Taiwan and China to produce the panels at a retrofitted glass factory in Millville."We are shovel-ready and ready to go," said...
  • Centrosolar's Glas unit has increased its annual solar glass manufacturing capacity to 6 million square meters at its factory in Fürth, Germany, and has a new anti-reflective nanocoating process set to go into volume production before the end of the year. The company says that it has invested €10 million over the past two years to double its production output because of the addition of...
  • Even as the solar-cell industry struggles through its first decline in demand in more than a decade, flatbed trucks are hauling about $100 million in equipment to Ascent Solar Technologies Inc.'s new plant in Thornton.Even as solar-panel prices dropped 40 percent in 2009 to about $2.25 a watt on average, Abound Solar Inc.'s Longmont plant is rolling out its first photovoltaic panels.While it may...
  • Nearly a year ago, Florida Power & Light Co. began construction on a solar-thermal plant in western Martin County [Fla.] that it said would "chase the sun," using mirrors to collect its energy and, in turn, powering thousands of homes. In Martin County, where the largest and most expensive of Juno Beach-based FPL Group's three solar projects is being built, 192,000 mirrors will be...
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  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...