pv-magazine - Following successful testing, UK based performance coatings specialist, nanoShell ltd of Plymouth, has launched nanoShell Solar PV it's self-cleaning hydrophobic coating for solar panel glass.
Easy to apply, long lasting and eco-friendly, it's two key benefits are; effective self-cleaning for up to five years and solar efficiency gains of up to 27 percent in wet weather.
The coating's low-friction surface stops dust and bird faeces from sticking to the glass and it's hydrophobic properties force water from the panel increasing the amount of light transmitted during wet weather. A 250ml bottle at £39.99 + vat is enough to coat a typical three kW solar array. With payback expected in well under a year it provides good return on investment, enabling clients to save on cleaning costs and gain from increased electricity/heat generation.
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