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Linde and LiSEC: glass coating technology to improve solar energy yields

S-COAT® is a highly innovative and cost effective anti-reflection (AR) coating technology which significantly increases light transmission values and resultant energy yields of solar modules.

Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group, has launched S-COAT®, a highly innovative and cost effective anti-reflection (AR) coating technology which significantly increases light transmission values and resultant energy yields of solar modules.
Together with LiSEC, an Austrian based global company specializing in glass processing lines, Linde Gases Division has developed the new anti-reflection solar glass coating technology to deliver light transmission gains of around 3% on average – and up to 3.5% in peak conditions – as compared to identical glass substrates without such a coating.
The innovative, patented S-COAT® coating process involves the application of a specially developed water-based chemical mixture onto the glass surface using an inert gas spraying technology, and results in a glass surface finish of controlled porosity, maximizing light transmission.
S-COAT® can be installed into existing glass processing lines and operates at speeds up to 15 metres per minute, meaning no loss to productivity, as well as having the benefit of proven durability. After the coating is applied, the glass sheets are tempered to create a highly damage and wear resistant finish for the solar module.

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