Vitro Architectural Glass

Durable. Comfortable. Proven.

The Solarcool® family of reflective coated glass was introduced in 1972, and for more than 50 years, has enhanced the appearance of thousands of buildings and the comfort of millions of their inhabitants.

Aesthetic & Performance Options

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 one-inch insulating glass unit (IGU) 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. Combine Solarcool® glasses with Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) tinted glasses, such as Solargray®, Solarbronze®, Solarblue®, Azuria® or Pacifica®, to produce an even greater range of aesthetic options.

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Aesthetics & Performance


  • Looks
  • Reflective, metallic sheen when applied to first surface; reflective and color-enriching when applied to second surface behind tinted glass
  • Reflectivity
  • High

Performance Data Comparisons

Featured Configurations VLT SHGC
Solarcool (2) Azuria + Solarban 60 (3)

Solarcool® (2) Azuria® + Solarban® 60 (3)

21 0.17
Solarcool (2) Solarbronze + Solarban 60 (3)

Solarcool® (2) Solarbronze® + Solarban® 60 (3)

17 0.18
Solarcool (2) Pacifica + Solarban 60 (3)

Solarcool® (2) Pacifica® + Solarban® 60 (3)

13 0.15
Solarcool (2) Solargray+ Solarban 60 (3)

Solarcool® (2) Solargray® + Solarban® 60 (3)

14 0.17
Solarcool Solarblue + Solarban 60 (3)

Solarcool® (2) Solarblue® + Solarban® 60 (3)

17 0.18

Colors are reproductions and are for descriptive purposes only.

Substrate Options

Clear Low-Iron Tinted

Advanced Applications

VacuMax™ VIG Solarvolt™ BIPV Glass System Oversized Glass (130″ x 204″) & Titan (130″ x 240″)

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Inspiration & Evaluation

Suffolk Community College - William J. Lindsay Life Sciences Building - Solarcool

Suffolk Community College

William J. Lindsay Life Sciences Building

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Tinted Sample Kit - Solarcool

Tinted Glass Design Kit

Includes Solarcool® Glass on Tinted Glass Substrates

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