Configurable to meet your needs:

R2.2 to R25   |   0-62% VLT

U-Values from 0.47 to 0.04

Explore Solera Configuration Options

Experience Solera® light diffusing insulated glass units.

We understand the challenges you face when designing a daylighted space. Building constraints, budgets and sourcing materials to integrate into your design can be difficult to overcome. We want to help you find the perfect daylighting solution for your building.

You want to include natural daylight. But you don’t want the glare, over heating, or bolt-on solutions that attempt to deal with glare.

Solera was designed to help you successful address these problems and create the ultimate daylighted spaces.

 

    Exceptional Quality Daylight

       • Solera units are engineered daylight diffusers. This means that they transform raw sunlight into soft, gentle, practical daylight that fills your entire space

      This gives you all the benefits of natural light without the glare and pain that causes so many daylighting projects to fail

      Transforming sunlight requires glaizing with high light diffusing power (LDP, which Solera excels at. Read more about LDP below on this page). Please                    hyperlink to light  diffusion under daylighting education   Insane insulation values up to R25

       A great daylighting space must also be energy efficient and this requires exceptional insulation value

       With Solera, not only do you get to choose the amount of daylight you want, but you also get to choose the amount of insulation you want too

       Solera is available in a range or insulation values from R2.2-R25

     

    Highly Customizable – One Size Does Not Fit All

      • We can help you with deign decisions by using Radiance daylight design software to model your space

      • This will help you choose the glass, color, shape, size and how much daylight

      • We have a number of Insulation values available to meet your energy efficiency goals and budget

      • You can choose conventional framing curtainwall or our unique SoleraWall System that clads directly over primary framing giving you lower cost, improved     thermal efficiency, faster build and an elegant     frameless, and an unobstructed look

      • New Construction or Retrofits

     

    Inherent Longevity of Glass

      • Glass is permanent and will not yellow or deteriorate

     • Solera® is UV-stable and includes a warranty against color chnage for greater peace-of-mind.

     

    Sustainability

      Compatible to many sustainable building certifications including LEED, BREAM, Well and Fir Well.

     

    See the impact Solera makes in this daylighted space

    Move the slider back and forth to see the impact of Solera® on this daylighted space.

    The image on the left has vision glass and you can see the poor distribution natural daylight. The left side is dark and is plagued with uncontrolled light and glare.

    The contrast causes glare and pain for occupants. The image on the right is Solera. You can see the impact Solera has on this space. The daylight is now controlled, uniformly distributed, thus eliminating glare, hot spots and thermal discomfort.

    The image on the right is Solera. You can see the impact Solera® has on this space. The daylight is now controlled, uniformly distributed, thus eliminating glare, hot spots and thermal discomfort.

    The end result is a space that works and is a much better space for humans to occupy. Some of the most common spaces where Solera® shines include:

    • Libraries
    • Lobbies
    • Healthcare Facilities
    • Terminals
    • Offices/ Classrooms
    • Galleries & Exhibits
    • Atriums
    • Indoor Sports Facilities
    Standard Vision Glass <span>Solera<sup>®</sup></span> Insulated Glass Daylighting Units

     

    What is Light Diffusing Power and why is it important for you to consider in your design?

     

    Light Diffusing Power is a proprietary measurement and rating system we developed to enable architects and building designers to compare the light diffusing ability of various glasses and coatings. Light Diffusing Power assigs a number from the light diffusing ability of a glass or coating. The higher the number, the better the light diffusing ability is.

    By using Light Diffusing Power, you can choose the best light diffusing product combination for your project. We can help you choose the right Light Diffusing Power so you can see the difference of controlled and uncontrolled daylight.

    Standard Vision Glass
    • Significantly lower light diffusion power
    • Little to no light dispersion
    • Creates shadows and dark spots due to sun position
    • Persistent glare
    Standard Vision Glass<span>Solera<sup>®</sup></span> Insulated Glass Daylighting Units
    Solera® Insulated Glass Daylighting Units
    • Extremely high light diffusion power
    • Consistent light dispersion throughout irregular spaces
    • Reduction in shadows, regardless of sun position

     

     

    Components of Solera® Insulated Glass Daylighting Units

    Glass
    Glass

    Available in your choice of color, composition (heat-strengthened, tempered, laminated), thickness, and more.

    Glass Light Diffusing Veils
    Glass Light Diffusing Veils

    Various combinations of veil choices provide control of diffusion, visual light transmittance, and solar gain.

    Transparent InsolCore®
    Transparent InsolCore®

    Satisfy your energy code and thermal requirements with r values up to R25, eliminating the trade-off between insulation and natural light.

    * Not available in Solera L model.

    Lumira® Aerogel
    Aerogel

    Meet strict energy codes and dramatically improve thermal performance up to R25 by including Aerogel, and virtually eliminate the trade-off between insulation and natural light.

    The Best of Both Worlds: Unsurpassed Daylight and Insulation with Aerogel

    Why should you consider using Solera®?

    Diffusion of light, heat, sound, and moisture through Lumira® Aerogel

    Solera® not only offers amazing daylight and insulation, our engineered daylight diffusers also offer the following:

    • Unsurpassed thermal insulation
      • R-value of 8 per inch
      • U-value of .64W/m2K per 25mm
    • Reduced solar heat gain/loss
    • Increased natural light transmission
      • 75% per 3/8", 80% per cm
    • Decreased energy consumption
      • Heat, A/C, Lighting, Ventilation, Carbon Emissions
    • Superior, glare-free light diffusion
    • Unmatched moisture resistance
      • 100% hydrophobic
    • Improved acoustic performance
    • Exceptional color stability and insulation performance
    Aerogel demonstration

    Aerogel resists the transfer of heat, making it a great insulator

    Integrating Solera® into Framing Options

    Solera® "T"
    Solera T

    1" nominal offset to fit standard curtain wall systems.

    Solera® "S"
    Solera S

    3” Insulated Glass Unit offering superior light diffusion, thermal, and sound insulation.

    Solera® "L"
    Solera L

    1” Insulated Glass Unit offering superior light diffusion.

    Solera® Product Models and Configurations

    Seamlessly integrating with any standard curtain wall or glass framing system, Solera® allows specifiers to precisely configure and control light diffusion, visible light transmittance, and solar heat gain properties while achieving superior acoustic performance and thermal insulation up to R25. Contact us to explore configuration options.

    R25
    T-R25+Aerogel (front)
    T-R25+Aerogel (back)
    T-R25+Aerogel shown
    T-R25+Aerogel
    Nominal Thickness4.00
    VLT5% - 20%*
    Shading Coefficient0.06 - 0.23*
    SHGC0.05 - 0.19*
    U-Value0.040
    U-Value (SI Units)0.22 W/m²·K**
    STCmay exceed 52
    R18
    T-R18+Aerogel (front)
    T-R18+Aerogel (back)
    T-R18+Aerogel shown
    S-R18+Aerogel
    S-R18+Aerogel shown
    T-R18+AerogelS-R18+Aerogel
    Nominal Thickness3.00
    VLT7% - 32%*
    Shading Coefficient0.08 - 0.36*
    SHGC0.07 - 0.30*
    U-Value0.055
    U-Value (SI Units)0.31 W/m²·K**
    STCmay exceed 52
    R9
    T-R9+Aerogel (front)
    T-R9+Aerogel (back)
    T-R9+Aerogel shown
    S-R9+Aerogel
    S-R9+Aerogel shown
    T-R9+AerogelS-R9+Aerogel
    Nominal Thickness1.75
    VLT9% - 40%*
    Shading Coefficient0.10 - 0.44*
    SHGC0.09 - 0.37*
    U-Value0.110
    U-Value (SI Units)0.61 W/m²·K**
    STCmay exceed 52
    R5
    S-R5+Aerogel
    S-R5+Aerogel shown
    S-R5+Aerogel
    Nominal Thickness1.00
    VLT10% - 45%*
    Shading Coefficient0.11 - 0.50*
    SHGC0.10 - 0.42*
    U-Value0.200
    U-Value (SI Units)1.14 W/m²·K**
    STCmay exceed 52
    R5
    T-R5 (front)
    T-R5 (back)
    T-R5 shown
    S-R5
    S-R5 shown
    T-R5S-R5
    Nominal Thickness3.00
    VLT10% - 55%*
    Shading Coefficient0.11 - 0.61*
    SHGC0.09 - 0.51*
    U-Value0.200
    U-Value (SI Units)1.14 W/m²·K**
    STCup to 52
    R2.2
    L-R2.2
    L-R2.2 shown
    L-R2.2
    Nominal Thickness1.00
    VLT12% - 62%*
    Shading Coefficient0.14 - 0.69*
    SHGC0.11 - 0.58*
    U-Value0.470
    U-Value (SI Units)2.65 W/m²·K**
    STCup to 40