Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Materials Chemistry and Environmental Protection (meep-15)

Nanometer SiO2 Antireflection Coating for Solar Modules

Authors
W. Wei, X.N. Zhu, Y. Zhao, Q. Wu
Corresponding Author
W. Wei
Available Online March 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/meep-15.2016.10How to use a DOI?
Keywords
antireflective coating; porous SiO2 film; solar glass; Sol-gel
Abstract
In the applications of solar cells, reflection is an unwanted loss process. Using antireflective solar glass can improve the generating efficiency of solar cells. Here the design, synthesis, modification, and characterization of the nano antireflective film for solar modules are reported. Nanometer SiO2 antireflection coating solution was prepared by Sol-gel method. Porous membrane with visible light transmittance of up to 98.2% can be derived from basecatalyzed sol. With modification of the mechanical durability of the samples, the transmittance was improves to 97.43%. Average over wavelength range from 400 to 800 nm, the reflection losses were reduced to only 3.44% by applying the nanometer SiO2 antireflection coating to the cover glass, that is , the AR coating achieves a transmittance enhancement of 5.6% comparing to the original glass. Uniform antireflection and high scratch have been achieved.
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Proceedings
International Conference on Materials Chemistry and Environmental Protection 2015
Part of series
Advances in Physics Research
Publication Date
March 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-169-8
ISSN
2352-541X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/meep-15.2016.10How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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AU  - W. Wei
AU  - X.N. Zhu
AU  - Y. Zhao
AU  - Q. Wu
PY  - 2016/03
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