Anti-Relective Solar Coating: Increasing solar glass efficency
Solar energy systems will play an increasingly central role in the energy economy of the future. First developed in 2010, DSM’s anti-reflective coating is the best-performing technology for solar cover glass on the market today. Applying the anti-reflective coating to the solar cover glass means more light is able to penetrate, thereby increasing energy output. In fact it enables a power gain over uncoated modules of around 3% in flash tests, and an improved additional light gain over the daily cycle of systems in the field exceeding 4%. In addition, our anti-reflective coating's smooth, closed structure and surface gives the coating unprecedented durability in even the most extreme weather conditions and prevents dirt and residue of all kinds from penetrating or adhering to the coating’s surface.
In 2013 our anti-reflective coating was subjected to a comparative life cycle assessment and was added to DSM’s portfolio of Brighter Living Solutions.