STARPHIRE glass helps generate solar power on world’s largest ‘green’ museum

Date: 20 November 2008
Source: PPG
Starphire ultra-clear glass by PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) is helping to produce solar power for the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, the largest “green” museum in the world.

The building, designed by award-winning architect Renzo Piano, opened Sept. 27 and features more than 700 solar panels made with Starphire glass for Open Energy Corp. (OTCBB:OEGY) by SunTech Power Holdings Co.The panels form one of the largest solar canopies in the world and are expected to generate 213,000 kilowatt-hours of energy per year, or up to 10 percent of the academy’s electricity needs. Museum officials estimate that will prevent the release of more than 400,000 pounds of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere each year.

The solar installation is part of the museum’s effort to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) platinum certification. The solar panels also complement the design of the academy by forming a decorative rim around its living roof, which sustains 1.7 million native plants on a 197,000-square foot surface.

Starphire glass by PPG is one of the industry’s most efficient collectors of solar energy because of its ability to transmit high levels of sunlight.

About Open Energy

Open Energy Corporation is a Next-Generation Solar Energy company that develops clean energy solutions, innovative solar products and energy management applications. Open Energy's award-winning products include proprietary, cost-competitive and attractive BIPV solar tiles, membranes and asphalt/composition products. In addition, the EcoTouch Energy Management System gives consumers control over their energy usage while saving money. Open Energy's portfolio of products and services are coupled with innovative financing to enable green Solar Communities that provide low-cost power with no upfront cost to the consumer. Open Energy is headquartered in Solana Beach, Calif. For more information, visit http://www.openenergycorp.com.

About PPG

Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 150 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com

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