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Development of a hydrophobic, anti-soiling coating for PV module cover glass

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posted on 10.02.2020, 11:33 by Farwah BukhariFarwah Bukhari, Fabiana Lisco, Taraneh Bozorgzad Moghim, Alan Taylor, Michael WallsMichael Walls
Soiling of photovoltaic modules is a serious problem that significantly reduces power output. The requirements for a hydrophobic anti-soiling coating are discussed and the development of a transparent hydrophobic coating with good durability is described. The performance of the coating has been assessed using optical transmittance, water contact angle and roll-off angle measurements. The durability of the coating is a key issue and the coating has been subjected to laboratory environmental stresses as described in IEC test standards for PV modules. These tests include UV exposure and damp heat exposure up to 1000 hours. Outdoor testing is now underway to confirm these results.

History

School

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Research Unit

  • Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST)

Published in

2019 IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)

Pages

2849 - 2853

Source

2019 IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)

Publisher

IEEE

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© IEEE

Publisher statement

© 2019 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.

Publication date

2020-02-06

Copyright date

2019

ISBN

9781728104942

Language

en

Location

Chicago, IL, USA

Event dates

16th June 2019 - 21st June 2019

Depositor

Miss Farwah Bukhari. Deposit date: 8 February 2020