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Innovation In County Durham

Matching what's needed with what's possible.
Romag - using light to create power

Romag - using light to create power

Romag, the oldest manufacturer of bespoke glass and solar products in the North East, transform traditional architectural spaces with beautiful modern coloured solar panels which utilise light to create power.

Approach Kingsgate House in Chelsea and it is clear why it won an award for the Best Affordable Housing Scheme in the recent 24Housing awards. The cascade of stunning louvres running down its seven storeys are designed to look like a living wall. Composed of Romag BIPV laminated glass manufactured to a bespoke design, they incorporate three shades of gold and green solar cells to blend effortlessly with the tree-lined environment with the added benefit of generating clean energy for the building.

As well as expert providers of solar solutions, Romag’s are driven by an instinct for what the glass market requires in the future. The company’s new AirGlaz product combines special anti-reflective properties with maximum strength for bespoke showcase applications where absolute visual clarity and high levels of protection are priority considerations.

AirGlaz has a tough, scratch resistant surface with unique optical properties that allow light transmission of 97% and reflection of less than 1%. This compares to normal architectural float glass that typically has a light transmission of 90% and a reflection of 8%. The composition of the glass not only reduces reflections but changes the way they appear, making them appear dull and less vibrant so focus is drawn to the product on display.

Interesting fact:
AirGlaz is only 1% reflective and the composition of the glass is created to reflect any reflections it catches in the violet end of the light spectrum (compared to pink in traditional glass).

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Innovation Case Studies

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