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Title: Anti-reflective and anti-soiling coatings for self-cleaning properties

Abstract

The disclosure discloses abrasion resistant, persistently hydrophobic and oleophobic, anti-reflective and anti-soiling coatings for glass. The coatings described herein have wide application, including for example the front cover glass of solar modules. Methods of applying the coatings using various apparatus are disclosed. Methods for using the coatings in solar energy generation plants to achieve greater energy yield and reduced operations costs are disclosed. Coating materials are formed by combinations of hydrolyzed silane-base precursors through sol-gel processes. Several methods of synthesis and formulation of coating materials are disclosed.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Enki Technology, Inc., San Jose, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1255211
Patent Number(s):
9,353,268
Application Number:
14/488,923
Assignee:
Enki Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0006040
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Sep 17
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Brophy, Brenor L., Nair, Vinod, and Dave, Bakul Champaklal. Anti-reflective and anti-soiling coatings for self-cleaning properties. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Brophy, Brenor L., Nair, Vinod, & Dave, Bakul Champaklal. Anti-reflective and anti-soiling coatings for self-cleaning properties. United States.
Brophy, Brenor L., Nair, Vinod, and Dave, Bakul Champaklal. Tue . "Anti-reflective and anti-soiling coatings for self-cleaning properties". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1255211.
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