EPD document prepared for Şişecam Solar Glass registration number S-P-4816 has been registered and published in EPD Turkey and The International EPD System. Registered EPD document applies to all global markets.
Sisecam Glass For Photovoltaics is Sisecam Flat Glass’ low iron, patterned, tempered glass used in photovoltaic modules. Glass For Photovoltaics is an integral and important component of photovoltaic modules that generate electricity from solar energy, protecting the internal parts of the modules from environmental factors and directly affecting their efficiency with their high light transfer coefficient. Sisecam Solar Panel glasses has low iron oxide levels, which increases their light permeability compared to normal glass.
Low iron, patterned glass that come in Sandy and Prism patterns reduce reflections on the glass surface and provide maximum efficiency in terms of performance of solar panels with their high light permeability and low reflectivity values. The anti-reflective coating (AR) applied to glass surfaces minimizes light reflection. AR coating increases the light permeability of glass, leading to a performance increase and greater efficiency in solar panels.
Sisecam Glass For Photovoltaics is produced in accordance with the standard:
TS EN 572-5 Glass for buildings – Basic soda lime silicate glass products – Section 5: Patterned glass.
EN 12150-1 European Norms for Thermally Toughened Soda Lime Silicate Safety Glass
Sisecam was established in 1935 to meet Türkiye’s need for base glass products and is among the most distinguished global manufacturers as the only company operating in every field of glass today. Founded in 1935 by Isbank at the directive of Atatürk, the founder and the first President of the Republic of Türkiye, Sisecam is one of the most established industrial enterprises in Türkiye with a corporate history spanning more than 85 years. Today, Sisecam ranks among the world’s most prestigious manufacturers thanks to its exceptional expertise and highly competitive operations. Sisecam was founded to meet Türkiye’s need for basic glass products. As one of the most powerful industrial conglomerates in the country today, Sisecam has also transformed into a global player in all key areas of the glass industry, as well as in soda and chromium compounds business lines. Sisecam has undertaken major efforts to become an international success with its ever-growing production power, highly reputable brand image, superior product quality and value-creating sustainable growth approach. It is currently one of the world’s leading glass producers with production operations located in 14 countries on four continents and some 22,000 employees. Sisecam records sales in over 150 countries around the globe. In addition, Sisecam is the only global producer operating in all three key areas of the global glass industry: flat glass, glassware and glass packaging. It ranks among the world’s top two producers in glassware, and among the top five global producers in glass packaging and flat glass. Sisecam is also worlds one of top three largest producers of soda and a world leader in chromium chemicals. Sisecam is a global player in the key areas of the glass industry, such as flat glass, glassware, glass packaging, automotive glasses and glass fiber as well as in soda and chromium compounds. Additionally, Sisecam assumes a pioneering role in mining, energy and recycling business lines. It is taking further steps toward achieving its ambitious goals across the globe.