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What is a solar glass infrared windshield?
Think of it as sunscreen for your car. It is the future of auto glass technology. This new windshield technology harnesses the power of solar energy with advanced infrared technology. The IR coating blocks harmful UV rays, reducing radiant heat transfer, helping keep your car cool during the hot Arizona summer. During the winter ice and snow will melt away since it uses the sun’s energy to warm up the windshield.
What is Infrared Coating (IR Coating)?
In recent years, the automotive industry has witnessed significant advancements in technology, particularly in the field of windshield manufacturing. One such innovation is the use of infrared (IR) coating.
Infrared coating is a thin layer of material applied to the surface of glass. This coating is composed of a combination of metal oxides, such as tin oxide and indium tin oxide (ITO), which possess unique properties that block out infrared radiation from entering the vehicle.
Tin (IV) Oxide
Transparent conductive oxide that exhibits excellent electrical conductivity. This property allows it to act as a barrier against infrared radiation, preventing it from passing through the glass. Additionally, tin oxide is highly durable and resistant to environmental factors such as moisture and oxidation.
Indium Tin Oxide (ITO)
Compound composed of indium, tin, and oxygen, which possesses both electrical conductivity and transparency. ITO is widely used in various applications due to its unique combination of properties. In the context of IR coating, ITO enhances the conductivity of the tin oxide layer.
The automatic car start function will not work unless there is a “transmission pass through” to get through the IR blocking (metal oxide properties) auto glass.