AGC Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of glass, chemicals, and high-tech materials, has announced that its photovoltaic glass has been adopted at the Singapore Institute of Technology’s new Punggol campus, scheduled to open in 2024.
The new Punggol campus of the Singapore Institute of Technology is scheduled to be the first in Southeast Asia to install an urban multi-energy microgrid that will decentralize energy sources and enable the effective use of local renewable energy sources, with the aim of obtaining the Super Low Energy (SLE) certification (awarded to buildings that reduce the energy requirements by at least 40 percent through energy conservation and creation) established by Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority.
AGC’s photovoltaic glass, to be installed in the skylight of the food court on the campus, will be used as one of the energy sources, contributing to the reduction of the campus’ reliance on electricity derived from main grid. It will also enable natural lighting, which is an inherent feature of glass, to create a bright and inviting interior space.
In addition to the features of AGC’s photovoltaic glass, AGC Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., the contact point for this project, was highly evaluated for its one-stop service from basic design to material supply and construction, which led to the selection of AGC’s photovoltaic glass.
Under its AGC plus 2.0 management policy, the AGC Group is creating products that add various pluses for society including safety, security, and comfort and for customers including new value and functionality. The AGC Group will continue to strive to provide new possibilities for glass that can contribute to the realization of a carbon neutral society.