The Solarcool family of reflective coated glass was introduced in 1972 and, for more than 40 years, has enhanced the appearance of thousands of buildings and the comfort of millions of their inhabitants.
Solarcool glasses can be glazed with the reflective coating positioned on either the first or second surface. The glass has improved performance and higher exterior visible reflectivity with a metallic sheen when installed with the coating on the first surface. Combined in a 1-inch insulating glass unit with clear glass, Solarcool glasses offer an expansive palette of appearance and performance options with solar heat gain coefficients (SHGCs) ranging from 0.34 to 0.14 and exterior reflectance of up to 37 percent.
When installed with the coating on the second surface, the glass has lower exterior visible reflectivity and maintains the substrate glass color. In combination with PPG tinted glasses on the second surface, Solarcool glasses can produce an even greater range of aesthetic options.
For detailed performance data, please review the Reflective Glass product data sheet.
To see if Solarcool glasses meet the aesthetic and performance needs for your next project, visit the PPG Glass eVIEW.