PITTSBURGH – PPG Industries has announced the formation of the PPG Solar Performance Group. The new group will focus on the continuous development and commercialization of glass and coatings technologies for the solar-power industry.

Scott Follett, Global Director, Patrick Kelly, Solar Segment Manager-North America/European Union, and leading PPG research and development professionals will lead a team dedicated to solar product and technology development, sales, manufacturing and technical support.

The PPG Solar Performance Group will leverage the expertise of the entire corporation to develop durable, “green” lead-free protective coatings, adhesives and sealants. Follett said PPG’s proficiency in glass handling and fabrication will allow the group to provide customers with complete solar solutions.

The PPG Solar Performance Group is headquartered at the PPG Glass Business and Discovery Center in Harmar, PA.