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

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