DSM Coating Boosts Solar Module Output | October 5, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 40 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 40 | p. 23 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 5, 2009

DSM Coating Boosts Solar Module Output

Department: Business
Keywords: DSM, solar cells
An antireflective coating lets more light reach solar cells.
Credit: DSM
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An antireflective coating lets more light reach solar cells.
Credit: DSM

DSM says its KhepriCoat antireflective glass coating helped a solar module tested at the Energy Research Center of the Netherlands achieve the highest conversion of light into energy ever—16.4%—for a full-size solar module. The previous record was 15.5%. Compared with uncoated glass, the DSM coating improves transmission of light by 4%.

 
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