In this exclusive collaboration, Beneq will contribute its recently released nFOG aerosol coating technology while DSM will provide its unique KhepriCoat AR coating. The combination of these two technologies provides an AR coating solution that is ideal for applications that require a superior coating quality on solar glass.
“The demands of the solar market industry in terms of quality are increasing,” said Oscar Goddijn, vice president of DSM Advanced Surfaces. “Together, we’ll be able to leverage and amplify our unique areas of expertise to offer the solar market the next generation of AR coating technology that’s designed to meet their needs.”
nFOG is Beneq’s new atmospheric wet coating technology, which offers a combination of high speed, cost effectiveness and flexibility in terms of the dimensions of the substrates it can be used with.
DSM’s KhepriCoat anti-reflective coating technology is designed for solar cover glass. It maximizes light transmission by minimizing reflection, which can lead to an energy gain in solar module output in the range of 4%. KhepriCoat can be used in a wide range of solar applications, including c-Si, thin-film, concentrated photovoltaic modules and solar thermal collectors.
“With this new joint offering, we look forward to taking our new nFOG technology to the market faster with the unique KhepriCoat AR coating material. Together with DSM, we can now approach customers with a highly superior, complete solution that offers both the material and the coating technology,” said Sampo Ahonen, CEO, Beneq.