September 25, 2012
From Glass Magazine
There’s good news and bad news when it comes to the U.S. solar industry. The good news: the number of solar panel installations has gone up. The bad news: Prices have gone down, falling more than 50 percent in 2011. This low pricing, coupled with excess supply, has negatively impacted domestic solar panel manufacturers. And glass companies down the supply chain are feeling the effects.
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Ask not what your industry association can do for you. Ask what you can do for your industry.
It's time to get back into the nitty gritty of the industry after the rush and excitement of GlassBuild America.
Product Spotlight
During GlassBuild America 2012, Quanex Building Products introduced the EnergyQuest window and door system. The hollow vinyl system is designed to meet increasingly stringent EnergyStar requirements.
Great Glazing

Window manufacturer: Crystal Window & Door Systems
Glass manufacturer:
PPG Industries
Dalco Remodeling, Commercial Division

The $27 million redevelopment of the historic Castle Rock Apartments in Normandy, Mo., included installation of more than 1,100 energy-efficient replacement windows.