Şişecam, one of the world’s largest flat glass producers, participated in Solar Istanbul held at Viaport Marina with its flat glass product group. Şişecam presented its solar glass that provide maximum efficiency in solar panels and feature high light transmittance at the fair.
March 31, 2022–Şişecam attended Solar Istanbul, held at Viaport Marina, and presented the latest developments in energy storage, e-mobility, and digitalization to fair attendees. Şişecam met with the industry’s leading companies and representatives at the well-attended event. Visitors expressed great interest in Şişecam’s high-performance products, including Şişecam Glass for Photovoltaics and Şişecam Glass for Solar Thermal Collector which provide maximum efficiency by high light transmittance.
Şişecam Glass for Photovoltaics and Şişecam Glass for Solar Thermal Collector directly affect the efficiency of solar panels with their high light transmittance performance. In addition, the glass protects the internal parts of solar panels, which generate electricity from solar energy, against environmental conditions. Produced in the “Sandy” and “Prism” patterns, Şişecam Glass for Photovoltaics and Şişecam Glass for Solar Thermal Collector reduce the reflection on the glass surface with its patterned structure. As a result, the specially developed glass achieves maximum efficiency in the performance of solar panels and collectors with their high light transmittance and low reflection values. With the application of Anti-Reflective (AR) coating on glass surfaces, the reflection of light is minimized, while the light transmittance of glass is increased by approximately 2%, in this way increasing the performance and the efficiency of solar panels.
Şişecam was founded in 1935 to establish Turkey’s glass industry in line with the vision of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic. Today, Şişecam is a strong global player in the fields of glass and chemicals. Şişecam is the only global company operating in all core areas of glass production – including flat glass, glassware, glass packaging and glass fiber. Currently, Şişecam ranks among the world’s top two manufacturers of glassware and the top five producers of glass packaging and flat glass. Şişecam is one of the three largest soda producers in the world and the world leader in chromium chemicals.
Şişecam plays a leading role in the flat glass, glassware, glass packaging, chemicals, automotive, glass fiber, mining, energy and recycling business lines. Şişecam operates production facilities in Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Russian Federation, Georgia, Ukraine, Egypt, India, and the USA in addition to Turkey.
Şişecam is taking major steps towards its goal of becoming one of the world’s top three manufacturers in its main fields of activity. Driven forward by its highly competent human resources and smart technologies, Şişecam is continuously transforming its digital infrastructure and corporate culture taking into account the needs of the future. With 86 years of experience and 22,000 employees, Şişecam conducts production activities in 14 countries on four continents and operates a sales network in more than 150 countries worldwide. Şişecam is moving forward on its growth journey in line with its Global Excellence strategy and powered by an inclusive approach that supports the development of its entire ecosystem.Şişecam takes responsibility for protecting the planet, empowering society and transforming life with its CareforNext strategy, which is compliant with and centered around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Şişecam uses all its experience and competencies to promote sustainable development in every aspect.