Solar Glass FAQ


How does it work?

The sun shines on the window and converts to power via the thin film amorphous silicon. Wiring runs through the window frames to the inverter to complete a traditional system.

Can I put it anywhere on a building?

Solar Glass will work almost anywhere on a building either as a transparent window – or as a non-see though facade panel. Utilizing thin film technology, it will work on all sides of the building, producing the highest output on the sunny sides.

How much does it cost?

Prices are project specific but a good rule of thumb is to add 15% to 20% onto your glazing budget. When you calculate the power produced, the initial premium is recouped quickly enabling you to create a return on investment from your glazing – turning a dead spend into a power producing asset.

Does it come in different transparencies?

Yes. Star 8 Solar glass ranges from non-see though, right through to 50% transparency.

Can I have it tinted or coloured?

Yes. Star 8 Solar Glass is available in a range of colour and in warm or cool tones allowing for a number of exciting design applications.

How is it installed?

Solar Glass is installed the same as regular glazing. An accredited CEC installer will then connect the wiring up to an inverter.

Who installs it?

Glaziers install the glass and an accredited CEC electrician completes the wiring.

What if it breaks?

In the unlikely event of a breakage, the thin film and lamination hold the glass together until it can be replaced.

How much glass do I need to produce a KW of energy?

Assuming a sunny aspect, your Solar Glass will produce approximately 100 watts per square meter. You require approximately 10 square meters of glass to produce 1KW.

Can it be shaded?

Yes. The thin film works in ambient light.