Royal DSM has announced plans to increase the installed manufacturing capacity for KhepriCoat anti-reflective coating
The coating is primarily targeted at solar applications. The coating – a thin layer with a thickness of approximately 100-150 nm – is applied to the cover glass of solar modules and strongly reduces the reflection of sun-light. As a result, more sun-light passes through the glass, increasing the energy output of these modules by up to 4%. Solar energy is widely recognized as an important fast-growing alternative and renewable source of energy. Although by the end of this year, worldwide 100GW of PV capacity will be installed (source: EPIA global PV market outlook until 2016) generating around 100TWh, solar energy still has a huge potential for significant further growth.