Anti-Soiling PV coatings (ASAP) project kicked off

The overall objective of this project is to establish a suitable coating with combined anti-soiling (AS) and anti-reflective (AR) functionality for PV panels, which allows for a long-term preservation of power output by soiling mitigation, and reducing the costs per kWh for solar electricity generated in dust rich environments.

Within the goals of the ASAP project is to ensure that the coating is durable under real operation conditions by extensively testing it outdoors and quantifying the benefits of using it. Along that, a business model will be created to study the market potential of AS coatings in the Netherlands investigating the suitable markets, the barriers and the cost benefits for PV owners.

The project consortium consists of ECN, DSM, ReBor and SEAC.

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