Solite is extra clear patterned glass for thermal collectors and photovoltaic modules.

Solite™

Extra clear patterned glass for thermal collectors and photovoltaic modules.

Type

 

 

Extra clear patterned glass

 

Pattern

 

 

Diamond / Smooth

 

 

 

Applications

 

 

Cover glass for photovoltaic modules
(crystalline or CIGS)

 

 

 

Cover glass for thermal collectors

 

SOLITE™ is an extra clear patterned glass formed with a diamond pattern on one face and a smooth pattern on the other face. This ensures the highest energy transmission over the whole solar spectrum.

Combined with the excellent durability of glass, SOLITE™ is the product of choice for photovoltaic modules (crystalline and CIGS, where its pattern allows for an easy lamination) and for thermal collectors. Through its pattern, SOLITE™ also ensures non-blinding reflection and a better aesthetics to the solar modules.

SOLITE™ conforms to EN572 and is delivered fully tempered as per EN12150. It can be supplied with AGC Solar Plus Anti Reflective Coating (SPARC).

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS

Light Transmission (%)

3.2mm - 1/8”: 91.6

Illuminant D65 at 2°
(acc. +/- 0.2%)

 

4mm - 5/32”: 91.5

Illuminant D65 at 2°
(acc. +/- 0.2%)

Energy Transmission (%)

3.2mm - 1/8”: 91.1

ISO 9050

 

4mm - 5/32”: 90.9

 

ISO 9050

Typical length

From 950 to 2150mm
(from 37” to 85”)

 

Typical width

From 650 to 1220mm
(from 26” to 48”)

 

 

Other dimensions available on request.

 

Specific weight (kg/m²)

3.2mm - 1/8”: 8

 

 

4mm - 5/32”: 10

 

Processing conditions

Tempered, C-grinded

EN1863

AGC can help evaluating these values according to other standards and/or to the specificities of the final application.

 

MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Mechanical strength (MPa)

90

EN1288

Young modulus (GPa)

70

EN572

Poisson ratio

0.2

EN572

Hardness

Mohs (scratch hardness)

6

 

 

Knoop (identation hardness)

470

Indenter load 500g

Density (kg/m³)

2500

EN572, at 18°C

 

THERMAL CHARACTERISTICS

Hemispherical emissivity (corrected)

0.84

Between -18°C and 66°C

Expansion coefficient (10-6 1/K)

9

EN572,
between 20°C and  300°C

Specific heat (J/kg/K)

720

EN572

Thermal conductivity (W/m/K)

1

EN572

Softening point (°C)

722

 

Annealing point (°C)

552

 

Strain point (°C)

500

 

 

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION

Silicon dioxide (SiO2, %)

69 to 74

EN572

Sodium oxide (Na2O, %)

10 to 16

EN572

Calcium oxide (CaO, %)

5 to 14

EN572

Magnesium oxide (MgO, %)

0 to 6

EN572

Aluminium oxide (AI2O3, %)

0 to 3

EN572

Trace elements (FeO, etc., %)

< 5