Evaluation of anti-soiling and anti-reflection coating for photovoltaic modules

Wonwook Oh, Byungjun Kang, Sun Choi, Soohyun Bae, Sujeong Jeong, Soo Min Kim, Haeseok Lee, Donghwan Kim, Heon Hwang, Sung Il Chan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Areas with abundant sunlight, such as Middle Eastern deserts in Asia, are optimal sites for photovoltaic power generation. However, the average power loss of photovoltaic modules caused by soiling is 14.3% after two months of use. We evaluate the effect of a silica-based anti-soiling and anti-reflection coating for photovoltaic modules. The coating is intended to not only improve the optical transmission of the cover glass but also mitigate the performance loss due to soiling. We compare the optical properties of bare glass and the coated glass. The power of the module exhibits a 2.56% improvement on average because of the anti-reflection function. The anti-soiling effect of the coating is evaluated by in-house artificial-soiling tests. The soiling loss is mitigated by over 3.85% according to the tests. The multifunctional coating can be easily applied at room temperature using a low-cost solution through the manual coating method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10689-10692
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Volume16
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 1

Fingerprint

Antireflection coatings
antireflection coatings
Glass
modules
coatings
Coatings
evaluation
glass
Sunlight
deserts
power loss
sunlight
Silicon Dioxide
coating
Light transmission
silicon dioxide
Power generation
optical properties
Costs and Cost Analysis
Temperature

Keywords

  • Anti-reflection coating
  • Anti-soiling coating
  • PV modules
  • Room temperature curing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Cite this

Oh, W., Kang, B., Choi, S., Bae, S., Jeong, S., Kim, S. M., ... Chan, S. I. (2016). Evaluation of anti-soiling and anti-reflection coating for photovoltaic modules. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 16(10), 10689-10692. https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2016.13219

Evaluation of anti-soiling and anti-reflection coating for photovoltaic modules. / Oh, Wonwook; Kang, Byungjun; Choi, Sun; Bae, Soohyun; Jeong, Sujeong; Kim, Soo Min; Lee, Haeseok; Kim, Donghwan; Hwang, Heon; Chan, Sung Il.

In: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol. 16, No. 10, 01.10.2016, p. 10689-10692.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oh, W, Kang, B, Choi, S, Bae, S, Jeong, S, Kim, SM, Lee, H, Kim, D, Hwang, H & Chan, SI 2016, 'Evaluation of anti-soiling and anti-reflection coating for photovoltaic modules', Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol. 16, no. 10, pp. 10689-10692. https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2016.13219
Oh, Wonwook ; Kang, Byungjun ; Choi, Sun ; Bae, Soohyun ; Jeong, Sujeong ; Kim, Soo Min ; Lee, Haeseok ; Kim, Donghwan ; Hwang, Heon ; Chan, Sung Il. / Evaluation of anti-soiling and anti-reflection coating for photovoltaic modules. In: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. 2016 ; Vol. 16, No. 10. pp. 10689-10692.
@article{af2f1bdcdf504720826be00326bb519b,
title = "Evaluation of anti-soiling and anti-reflection coating for photovoltaic modules",
abstract = "Areas with abundant sunlight, such as Middle Eastern deserts in Asia, are optimal sites for photovoltaic power generation. However, the average power loss of photovoltaic modules caused by soiling is 14.3{\%} after two months of use. We evaluate the effect of a silica-based anti-soiling and anti-reflection coating for photovoltaic modules. The coating is intended to not only improve the optical transmission of the cover glass but also mitigate the performance loss due to soiling. We compare the optical properties of bare glass and the coated glass. The power of the module exhibits a 2.56{\%} improvement on average because of the anti-reflection function. The anti-soiling effect of the coating is evaluated by in-house artificial-soiling tests. The soiling loss is mitigated by over 3.85{\%} according to the tests. The multifunctional coating can be easily applied at room temperature using a low-cost solution through the manual coating method.",
keywords = "Anti-reflection coating, Anti-soiling coating, PV modules, Room temperature curing",
author = "Wonwook Oh and Byungjun Kang and Sun Choi and Soohyun Bae and Sujeong Jeong and Kim, {Soo Min} and Haeseok Lee and Donghwan Kim and Heon Hwang and Chan, {Sung Il}",
year = "2016",
month = "10",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1166/jnn.2016.13219",
language = "English",
volume = "16",
pages = "10689--10692",
journal = "Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology",
issn = "1533-4880",
publisher = "American Scientific Publishers",
number = "10",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Evaluation of anti-soiling and anti-reflection coating for photovoltaic modules

AU - Oh, Wonwook

AU - Kang, Byungjun

AU - Choi, Sun

AU - Bae, Soohyun

AU - Jeong, Sujeong

AU - Kim, Soo Min

AU - Lee, Haeseok

AU - Kim, Donghwan

AU - Hwang, Heon

AU - Chan, Sung Il

PY - 2016/10/1

Y1 - 2016/10/1

N2 - Areas with abundant sunlight, such as Middle Eastern deserts in Asia, are optimal sites for photovoltaic power generation. However, the average power loss of photovoltaic modules caused by soiling is 14.3% after two months of use. We evaluate the effect of a silica-based anti-soiling and anti-reflection coating for photovoltaic modules. The coating is intended to not only improve the optical transmission of the cover glass but also mitigate the performance loss due to soiling. We compare the optical properties of bare glass and the coated glass. The power of the module exhibits a 2.56% improvement on average because of the anti-reflection function. The anti-soiling effect of the coating is evaluated by in-house artificial-soiling tests. The soiling loss is mitigated by over 3.85% according to the tests. The multifunctional coating can be easily applied at room temperature using a low-cost solution through the manual coating method.

AB - Areas with abundant sunlight, such as Middle Eastern deserts in Asia, are optimal sites for photovoltaic power generation. However, the average power loss of photovoltaic modules caused by soiling is 14.3% after two months of use. We evaluate the effect of a silica-based anti-soiling and anti-reflection coating for photovoltaic modules. The coating is intended to not only improve the optical transmission of the cover glass but also mitigate the performance loss due to soiling. We compare the optical properties of bare glass and the coated glass. The power of the module exhibits a 2.56% improvement on average because of the anti-reflection function. The anti-soiling effect of the coating is evaluated by in-house artificial-soiling tests. The soiling loss is mitigated by over 3.85% according to the tests. The multifunctional coating can be easily applied at room temperature using a low-cost solution through the manual coating method.

KW - Anti-reflection coating

KW - Anti-soiling coating

KW - PV modules

KW - Room temperature curing

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84991094109&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84991094109&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1166/jnn.2016.13219

DO - 10.1166/jnn.2016.13219

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84991094109

VL - 16

SP - 10689

EP - 10692

JO - Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

JF - Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

SN - 1533-4880

IS - 10

ER -