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What is photovoltaic glass?

published: 2010-11-11 13:28

PV glass is a special glass that is used to generate PV power. The solar cells are embedded between two glass panes and, when used in PV glass application, they are either crystalline silicon or thin film.

When applying crystalline silicon solar cells, the ultra-clear figured glass is used as cover of solar PV cells while super clear float glass is for thin film solar cells.

The current application of PV glass technology is mainly to power the building. Due to limited availability of sunlight, PV glass is not in any position to be able to provide sufficient energy for the whole building. Yet, it is believed that there is still room for growth in this particular industry as long as the power generated is enough to power basic home appliances like cell phone recharge and computers.

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