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Title: Book: Advanced Nano and Micro materials for Photovoltaics: future and emerging technologies, Chapter 11: "Multifunctional Optical Coatings and Light Management for Photovoltaics"

Abstract

In this chapter, we present a discussion of three main topics in coatings and light management for PV. First, we will cover the basic principles behind light management and broadly discuss approaches that can be used to mitigate reflective losses. Additionally, we build further on this topic by exploring the specific antireflection techniques used by PV glass and module manufacturers. Next, we explore antisoiling coatings, a relatively understudied area until recently. We comment on the distinctly different approaches to antisoiling coatings currently being explored by the PV community and the pros and cons of each. In addition, antisoiling coatings can also serve as antireflective coatings, providing a route to multifunctional coatings. Finally, we comment briefly on possible rich areas for new research efforts that we believe will provide a meaningful impact on solar module efficiency, reliability, and durability.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1444003
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-17227
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515; AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
https://www.elsevier.com/books/advanced-micro-and-nanomaterials-for-photovoltaics/ginley/978-0-12-814501-2
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: https://www.elsevier.com/books/advanced-micro-and-nanomaterials-for-photovoltaics/ginley/978-0-12-814501-2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; Photovoltaic; Antisoiling; Antireflective; Functional coatings; Light management

Citation Formats

Moffitt, Stephanie L., Schelhas, Laura T., Melkote, Sunjay, and Toney, Michael F. Book: Advanced Nano and Micro materials for Photovoltaics: future and emerging technologies, Chapter 11: "Multifunctional Optical Coatings and Light Management for Photovoltaics". United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-814501-2.00007-4.
Moffitt, Stephanie L., Schelhas, Laura T., Melkote, Sunjay, & Toney, Michael F. Book: Advanced Nano and Micro materials for Photovoltaics: future and emerging technologies, Chapter 11: "Multifunctional Optical Coatings and Light Management for Photovoltaics". United States. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-814501-2.00007-4.
Moffitt, Stephanie L., Schelhas, Laura T., Melkote, Sunjay, and Toney, Michael F. Fri . "Book: Advanced Nano and Micro materials for Photovoltaics: future and emerging technologies, Chapter 11: "Multifunctional Optical Coatings and Light Management for Photovoltaics"". United States. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-814501-2.00007-4.
@article{osti_1444003,
title = {Book: Advanced Nano and Micro materials for Photovoltaics: future and emerging technologies, Chapter 11: "Multifunctional Optical Coatings and Light Management for Photovoltaics"},
author = {Moffitt, Stephanie L. and Schelhas, Laura T. and Melkote, Sunjay and Toney, Michael F.},
abstractNote = {In this chapter, we present a discussion of three main topics in coatings and light management for PV. First, we will cover the basic principles behind light management and broadly discuss approaches that can be used to mitigate reflective losses. Additionally, we build further on this topic by exploring the specific antireflection techniques used by PV glass and module manufacturers. Next, we explore antisoiling coatings, a relatively understudied area until recently. We comment on the distinctly different approaches to antisoiling coatings currently being explored by the PV community and the pros and cons of each. In addition, antisoiling coatings can also serve as antireflective coatings, providing a route to multifunctional coatings. Finally, we comment briefly on possible rich areas for new research efforts that we believe will provide a meaningful impact on solar module efficiency, reliability, and durability.},
doi = {10.1016/B978-0-12-814501-2.00007-4},
journal = {https://www.elsevier.com/books/advanced-micro-and-nanomaterials-for-photovoltaics/ginley/978-0-12-814501-2},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
}

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